Polygamous businessman and politician, Ned Nwoko, has said that an average married man in the South of Nigeria has up to 10 girlfriends.
The man married to young Nollywood star Regina Daniels said Christianity does not allow polygamy in the part of the country but hypocrisy lures men into adultery.
In an interview on BBC Igbo, Nwoko said the North had an advantage over the South because of the first naturally have more than one wife.
He said: “The average Northerner marrying two, three, four women, they are helping the society because it is the economic downturn that has affected so many women who you see doing prostitution and all that. But the fallacy of it all is that Christianity does not allow that in the South and yet, the average Southern man has 10 girlfriends.
“I love my culture as I know it, not as they are trying to dilute it. Igbo culture is wonderful and should be promoted the way it has always been.
“But even looking at that, look at your population in Nigeria and what I will call economy of marriage, as an Igbo man with one wife, four children, a Northerner has four wives with five children each, in the next 10 years, 20 years, imagine the population of the Northerners.”