Senator representing Enugu north, Chukwuka Utazi, has stated that in Africa, people only marry for children not for love.
He made this known on Tuesday, while speaking on a bill seeking to prevent, control and manage sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria
According to him:
“it is painful to realise that an individual cannot marry his or her choice because of blood group.
This bill is taking me down the memory lane because I’m an AS carrier and when I was about getting married I moved into this orbit and I know what I went through because I was in love.
I knew the trauma. After that incident, for five years I didn’t come out of it. So I am speaking from experience and I know how it pains that you have made a choice and you discover that the choice can’t work. Because in Africa, we marry for children, we don’t marry for love.”