May Edochie, the estranged first wife to the embattled actor, Yul Edochie, has reiterated her stance against polygamy.
She explains that she is not backing down from her stance against polygamy.
The entrepreneur took to her Instagram page on Friday where she reacted to a recent public apology by soon-to-be former husband.
Yul sought for May’s forgiveness in an Instagram post on Thursday, months after revealing he had fathered a child with his colleague and second wife, Judy Austin.
In his apology the actor said, “My dear wife, Queen May Yul-Edochie. I acknowledge that I hurt you deeply and I’ve apologised to you countless times.
“I take the blame for my actions. I agree with you that polygamy shouldn’t be forced on anyone. You never bargained for it from the beginning, neither did I. But I guess life happens. You already know the whole story.
“I didn’t do it to disrespect you. I didn’t do it to replace you, nor because I do not love you anymore, no. I have always loved you and always will.”
However, May had reiterated that she would not be “cajoled into accepting polygamy.”
The mother of four earlier stated this days after her birthday in September. In a post shared on her Instagram page, May clarified that despite their cordial appearance at her birthday party, she was not returning to her marriage with Yul.
In Friday’s post, May said that while she had forgiven the actor, she did not bargain for a polygamous marriage and would not agree to it.
“Forgiveness is the highest/most beautiful form of love for me. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Hence, my ability to forgive the mistakes of the past, present, and future with respect to the issue on the ground is in the interest of my mental health and inner peace,” she wrote.
“I decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear. I am still very much incapable of hating anyone, let alone the father of my children. The fact remains that anyone can choose to practise polygamy, but can’t be impelled to accept what was never bargained for.
“To reaffirm my stands, I will not be cajoled into accepting polygamy, which goes against my beliefs, faith, and values. I will not be numbered in a home that we started building with love, faith, tears, hopes, and prayers in a Catholic marriage of 18 years following a long term premarital relationship.”
May further requested that the actor put an end “to the constant ‘show’ on the social media space” where their children are also present.
“Let’s prevent our lovely children from all the incessant drama series that might take a toll on them directly (or) indirectly amongst their peers. May GOD in His infinite mercy and compassion guide us all in the right direction,” she wrote.