Rumors, they say, are carried by haters, spread by fools ,perhaps bloggers too, and accepted by idiots. Well, I would call no one an idiot. This quote was driven home by the drama that has been making the rounds about a popular pastor, Ayo Oritsejafor, the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and founder of the Word of Life Bible Church, Warri in Delta state of Nigeria. The wife, mama Helen, has finally addressed the rumours.Unconfirmed reports online had it that the couple’s 25-year-old marriage had packed up.
In a statement released on Monday, Mrs. Oritsejafor stated they are not divorced, adding that she has never been unfaithful to her husband.
She wrote on her Facebook page;
”Fam, my attention has been drawn to the fake and malicious news making rounds on blogs, social media platforms and the newspapers against my character and that of my family. It’s totally unbelievable, reprehensible and unthinkable and it’s important that I make the facts clear.
I am a wife, a mother and a woman of God, and I uphold the tenets of my Christian faith and marriage. My family and home is the most important part of my life.
I therefore appeal to everyone to put our interest and that of our lovely kids, above the need to profit from this baseless endeavor. My Husband and I are not divorced, unless people get divorced on social media and I have never been unfaithful to my husband, whom I love very dearly.
These are works of the devil and his agents to dent my character and good works. Over the years, I have committed my time and resources towards reaching out to the needy, providing support to widows, and giving scholarships to orphans. I have also taught and mentored a lot of young women on the principles of building and living happily with their spouses through my various platforms, both on and offline. I cannot go against my own beliefs.
Don’t forget that live is a seed. To carry a baseless news not supported is not only malicious but punishable under the law of the land.
I plead with the general public to give my family the privacy it needs and disregard cheap attempts to dent my image.
In retrospect, to the fake news, I have briefed my lawyers and all the legal actions are being taken.
Thank you all and stay blessed.”