Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say there is nothing wrong in marrying someone with a child

51% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters agree that there is nothing absolutely wrong in marrying someone who had a child out of wedlock.

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What would you say to a confused man whose parents are against his marriage?

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51% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are of the opinion that there is nothing wrong in marrying someone who had a child out of wedlock.

Their responses came after reading the letter written in by Seyi Akinbami whose parents are against his marriage to Jola because she had a child when she was in school.

Read his letter here:

"My name is Seyi Akinbami and I have an issue that has been weighing me down. I am in love with a woman I would want to settle down with and I have proposed to her and she has accepted.

But the problem we have that has hindered our marriage plans is that my parents, especially my mother, have vowed that I would not marry Jola because she had a child out of wedlock.

My parents are the old school type who believe that they must give me their blessings before I could get married and despite my argument that Jola made a mistake like many young ladies and that she is a good woman, my mother has stood her ground and is of the opinion that for a woman to have given birth before marriage, it means she must have been a bad girl.

My father on his part, says it has never happened in our family and would not want me to be the one to soil the name of the family.

But I love Jola and I feel I should just go ahead and marry her after all, I will be the one to live with her and not my parents. But on the other hand, I don't want to offend my family.

How do I go about this issue?

Seyi."

The teaser for the day was:

Is there anything wrong in marrying someone who had children out of wedlock?

How Nigeria voted:

49% - Yes, there is everything wrong in it

51% -  No, there is nothing wrong at all

How would you vote?

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