Former Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha has penned an open letter to her colleague, Yul Edochie on the lingering issue of his decision to go the polygamous route.
Two days ago, Yul took to Instagram to justify his decision, yet again, by averring that his blessings have doubled ever since he took a second wife (Read Here).
The actor however admitted that he wronged his first wife, May, with the way he went about the whole process of taking another wife but God is the ultimate judge in the circumstance.
Reacting to Yul’s claims in a letter addressed to him, Georgina asked the actor to take stop with the hot takes and ‘rest’.
Onuoha who noted that she doesn’t recall anyone saying marrying a second wife is a crime, however stated that the process and intent matter.
According to the mother of two, it is a different thing to “impregnate another woman (adultery) while you are still married without discussing with your wife your desire to marry a second wife, which our traditions demand.”
Onuoha pointed out that Yul failed both “traditionally and scripturally”, adding that what he did, did not “glorify our culture and traditions because it was done with impunity and with total disregard for the humanity of your wife.”
She also said that if the table were turned, he wouldn’t be “singing this same song of getting more fame and her getting endorsement.”
Onuoha concluded by stating that Yul’s action shows he has no respect for his first wife, himself and his kids.
“My dearest brother Yul @yuledochie I appreciate that you acknowledged you wronged your wife, May @mayyuledochie.
And I don’t recall anyone saying marrying a second wife is a crime. Our culture permits that, and some Christians take more than one wife. There is a reason they say process and intent matter.
It’s one thing to impregnate another woman ( adultery ) while you are still married without discussing with your wife your desire to marry a second wife, which our traditions demand.
Since you are quoting our traditions on polygamy, have you forgotten there are rules for such engagements?
Most of us have parents who were born into polygamy. Who will tell you that their mothers brought the new wife home for their husbands, which is a sign of her giving her blessings to her husband.
I bet you know that is our culture and traditions. Taking a second wife because you impregnated her while still married is not noble; it is called adultery, and God punished most great men in the Bible you are quoting for such acts.See Also
Marrying the same woman without the knowledge of your wife until she finds out on social media via a blog; is the worst kind of betrayal of trust. Eyin, there is nothing noble in what you did. You don’t force polygamy on people when they are not prepared for it. Give them an option. Not everyone has the grace to be a polygamist.
So both traditionally and scripturally, you failed. Don’t justify your indiscretions with impunity by citing religion and tradition. On both counts, you failed. Abraham, our father in faith, got thumbs up from his wife Sarah to lay with Hagar, the slave girl.
God punished David when he slept with Bethsheba and killed their first fruit born out of that adultery.
So many examples in the Bible regarding adultery and its consequences. What you did, did not glorify our culture and traditions because it was done with impunity and with total disregard for the humanity of your wife.
I bet if the table were turned, you wouldn’t be singing this same song of getting more fame and her getting endorsement.
What it shows is that you have no respect for her and for yourself and kids. I hope you find peace and rest. Zukwanike. Ozugo. Rest.”