The cleric, who revealed this on Sunday at his church in Abuja, said his marriage ended due to infidelity on both sides.
According to him, when his wife cheated and had an ‘unholy child, he forgave her but when he cheated and had a child outside wedlock, she decided to make life unbearable for him
He said, ”It’s not easy for me to come out in public to say this, but I warned my wife, she didn’t listen rather she preferred to turn me to a laughing stock’.
”When I met my wife we did genotype test and found out that my wife was AA and I was AS, but when my daughter arrived I found out she was SS.
”It was a battle but we flowed, we later found out my wife was AS. Then one thing led to another and something happens. I don’t want to go into details, but it is something that will make a man divorce his wife, I had scriptural backing for that, I had to cover it up to make sure that my marriage moved with Wife and that led to some many things.
”Since I couldn’t divorce my wife because of what people will say I chewed it a pill, I embraced my child and everything was okay.
”And somehow she brought an unholy child into the matrimony, I don’t want you to judge my wife or anything, but it led to so many battles, family intervention but we covered it. We would not have gotten to this point if my wife had listened to me when we had the battle.
” I also went out and got a child outside of wedlock and then it became a battle in the family and so this battle has become a big one that some men of God are taking advantage of the battle and even some bad people under me are feeding on this battle.
”I have tried for seven years to stable the vehicle but it has not been, I want you to take the blame to be On me. As it is now it has become a pain because when your wife begins to fight you everywhere you go and she refuses to settle in secret. I told her to settle in secret or I will go to the world Confess my sin, receive the insult and end the Marriage. And that is what I am doing now.
“She has pushed to this point to the extent that I’m confessing my sin to the whole world, I want the world to know. I covered her up during her time and when mine came she threw me to the wall.I feel I want to end the struggle. I pleaded with her but she chose to make me a laughing stock.
“I told her the day I open up to the world it marks the end to the union, because if you cannot cover me I just had to end it here, please pray for us if you love us.”
We are not safe – Cardinal Onaiyekan speaks on insecurity in Nigeria
Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday at the 5th Anniversary of Lumen Christi Television Network and Presentation of Annual Maiden Lecture at Catholic House, Lekki, Lagos.
According to him, “we cannot pretend that everything is fine as people go around with fear in their hearts.
“Apart from Boko Haram senseless insurgency which has been around for the past 10 years, initially we did not see the herdsmen as terrorists, now we know,’’ he said.
He urged the government not to allow those involved in criminal activities in the country to have free reign, saying that those caught should be prosecuted.
“Nigerians are practically at the mercy of these criminals; in time past, we have our traditional culture where every able-body man went around with his cutlass, bows and arrows to defend themselves.
“Now we have disarmed ourselves so that the security agencies can protect us but they cannot protect us, the only people that carry weapons around are criminals.
“It is only the rich people and those in government that surround themselves with security men, leaving the poor helpless,’’ he said.
The cleric said that he believed that the insurgents are out to Islamize the country at gunpoint.
“My own understanding and experience is that Muslims do not agree with what the insurgents are doing.
“But they should do more and make their disagreement loud and clear that this group is giving them bad name.
“Everything boils down to good governance, if we have good governance, criminals will not have a free route, religious fanatics will not promote their religion by force.
“Those using other means like political influence and power to promote their religion at the expense of others in a way that is unjust will also have a rethink,” Onaiyekan said.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, said that all hands must be on deck to address the nation’s security challenges, NAN reports.
“If the present situation is not addressed, the sense of unity and togetherness of the Nigerian people from a psychological standpoint could be under threat,” he said.
May 29: Gov. Okowa tells commissioners to handover
The Governor gave the order at the valedictory session of the State Executive Council meeting held in Government House, Asaba.
He said the council’s collective efforts and determination ensured the execution of government programmes and policies to the satisfaction of the people.
According to the Governor, the commissioners are to handover to their Permanent Secretaries before the close of work on Friday, May 24.
“In the last four years, I have had a working team’ an Exco that realised that we are together and that our success story will be told together.
“I am proud to say that it is the collective efforts of each and every one of us that has given us our success stories, which also resulted in the resounding victory we recorded at the elections.
“I will first want to thank each and every one and appreciate you more for the commitment to your offices in the last four years.
“We give all the glory to God, who gave us the grace to take certain steps in our administration, look at the second tenure there is still a lot to be done.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank the people for the support given to us as a government,” he said.
He urged the people to sustain their support and prayers for the government in the second tenure.
9th NASS leadership: Why Senator Lawan should be Senate President – Yobe Gov-elect
The governor-elect made the appeal on Monday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in Damaturu.
He said that Lawan, who became a Senator in 2007, representing Yobe North Senatorial District, had exhibited competence, loyalty, commitment and selflessness worthy of a good leader.
“There is no doubt that Sen. Lawan is capable of giving the desired quality leadership needed for the implementation of the APC’s campaign promises to Nigerians,” he said.
The governor-elect said the party’s decision to endorse Lawan was to ensure that there was a needed understanding between the upper chamber and the executive to fast-track development and improve the lives of Nigerians.
“The wisdom behind the party endorsing Lawan for the senate president was to ensure that the mistake of having another antagonistic leadership in the 9th senate is avoided in the interest of Nigerians and democracy.
“You can not afford to be the ruling party, yet, having a divided house,as witnessed in the last four years of confrontation and sabotage.
“A situation where bills, including the budget, are unnecessarily delayed to frustrate the administration, must not be allowed to happen again,”he said.
He commended party stakeholders for supporting the endorsement of Sen. Lawal.
“I am highly optimistic that those nursing ambition for the senate president’s office would finally accept the party’s decision and support the preferred candidate of the party,” he said.
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