Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu north, has said Africans only marry for children and not for love.
He made the disclosure 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.”