Senator representing Enugu north, Chukwuka Utazi has said that Africans marry for children and not love.
He made this known while contributing to a debate on a bill seeking to prevent, control and manage sickle cell anaemia in the country, on Tuesday, May 12.
Chukwuka Utazi , a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator further stated that some people cannot marry their main 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, several years ago, 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,” he said.
“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.”