May Yul-Edochie, wife of controversial Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, has stated that she will not back down from her anti-polygamy stance.
On Friday, December 23, 2022, the entrepreneur took to Instagram to respond to her husband’s recent public apology. On December 21, the actor apologized to his wife May in a lengthy letter, saying that no one should be forced into polygamy.
Yul Edochie took to Instagram to share a photo of his wife with an apology caption. May, in response to this apology, maintains that she has forgiven her husband but cannot change her mind about polygamy.
May said, “I strongly believe that mistakes are a major part of human existence. It is our response to these errors that count. In other words, forgiveness is one thing, and righting a wrong is another.
“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 ground is in the interest of my mental health and inner peace.”
The mother of four went on to say that she has decided to concentrate on love because hatred is a heavy burden. She also stated that while anyone can choose to practice polygamy, no one should be forced to do so.
“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 practice polgamy, but can’t be impelled to accept what was never bargained for,” she wrote.
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May explained her stance by saying that polygamy goes against her beliefs, faith, and values.
“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.”
She also asked that the constant postings about her marriage on social media be stopped for the sake of their children.
“This is also a passionate appeal to put an END to the constant “show” on the social media space where our kids are growing into unless it is absolutely necessary. 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.”