The 2019 presidential election is tearing families apart.

Previously, Abdullahi Yada’u, and his wife supported President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 elections.

But four years after the historic change victory, he felt disappointed with the administration and decided not to vote for him again.

As they did in 2015, he expected his wife to unite with him in supporting a another candidate, but Hafsat refused.

Mr Yada’u, a resident of Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State, told BBC Hausa Service on Thursday that her insistence has made him divorce his wife.

“I told her that she must not vote for him but she insisted which led to a quarrel which attracted the attention of our neighbours.

“I slapped her and told her to choose between voting for Buhari and staying with me. She ran away.

“Later her parents called me and I narrated to them what transpired between us. But still my wife insisted on voting for Mr Buhari, that’s how I divorced her in the presence of her parents.”

Ibrahim Suleiman, the wife’s elder brother, said they felt very sad over what transpired between the couple. We decided to deal with him but our father stopped us from joining issues with him, he told the BBC.

“He really disgraced us. They have been having issues even in the previous election. She is the one that convinced him to vote for Buhari, now he insisted on voting for Mr Atiku Abubakar. We decided that we will not allow her to go back to him again,” he said.

President Buhari is seeking re-election on the platform of his party, APC with PDP’s Atiku Abubakar being his main challenger.

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