Former Zamfara governor and Presidential aspirant, Sani Yerima has vehemently stood his ground as he justifies his action in marrying a 13-year old girl during a recent interview on Channels TV conducted on Tuesday, May 10. I did nothing wrong by marrying a 13-year-old girl — 61-year old presidential aspirant, Sani Yerima defends himself
The marriage which was contracted in 2009 generated much criticisms from all quarters but the politician insists he did not violate any law.
“If I had done anything wrong, I would have been tried in court. NAPTIP wanted to try the case and they dropped the matter because I didn’t do anything wrong,”
He continued; “there is no law in Nigeria that determines when and how you get married. Muslims have Sharia, the Christians I don’t know what their doctrines say.”
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Ahmed Rufai Sani Yerima was Governor of Zamfara State, Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007, and served as Senator for Zamfara West and Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress.