Patience Ozokwor who talked about life’s journey in a new interview, disclosed that she regrets not being allowed to marry the man of her choice.
In an interview with Ogbonna Casmir of Punch, Patience Ozokwor who stated that she regrets not being allowed to marry the man of her choice, added that her mother didn’t want her child to come out of secondary school and not get married which was why her wedding was held at a young age.
When asked, You got married early in life following your parents’ bidding. Was it that you were betrothed to him? she said;
No, I wasn’t betrothed to him, but my mother was a kind of woman that always liked to punish any child that misbehaved publicly. You know all those Christian mothers that would be in the disciplinary section to punish children. So, she didn’t want her child to come out of secondary school and not get married because she was afraid you could bring her to where she had been punishing people. So she insisted I must get married
. I said okay but I had a suitor. But she said no. I didn’t know what to do because I had put all my eggs in one basket; he was in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I was waiting to go to school so that I would marry him but my mother wouldn’t wait. So I had to obey her. There was a big fight but in our days, you would not be the one to say I will marry this person; it was your parents that would have the final say in your marriage, so I had to give up.