House leader Alhassan Doguwa welcomes 28th child


House of Representatives Majority Leader Alhassan Doguwa has welcomed his 28th child, vowing to give birth to more.

Doguwa, who represents Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State, confirmed the baby was born on Monday.

House Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu congratulated him during plenary on Tuesday.

Reacting to Elumelu’s congratulatory message, Doguwa said, “It is no longer news because this thing happened in the last 24 hours. It is true that my beloved family has gotten an additional one person. It is a baby girl. Bouncing.

“The mother and the baby are hale hearty. The husband is still active. I am here. And I thank God that I kept my word with the House that while I had 27 I promised you that I would continue counting. I want by the grace of God and your prayers that the count would continue.”

The Majority Leader also joked about creating a clause in the Electoral Act to enable families with 30 children to get an electoral polling unit.

When Speaker Femi Gbajbiamila asked if he was working towards a polling unit in his house, Doguwa said: “At least between now and 2023 before the elections come, if you allow that, then I would have a polling unit within my home.”

Doguwa, 56, has four wives.