Helen, Wife of former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has debunked the rumours that she has ended her marriage with the popular pastor over allegations of infidelity.
Oritsejafor is the founder and senior pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Delta State.
Oritsejafor was also former president of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
The rumours of the end of the 25 years old marriage gained prominence on social media last week and sent shock waves around the Christian community across the country.
It was also rumored that Helen had moved out of their matrimonial home.
But in a Facebook post on Monday, Helen described the reports as “fake, malicious, and unthinkable”.
“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,” she wrote.
“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.”
Helen said she has informed her lawyers to take legal action against those who circulated the divorce rumours.
“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,” she added.
“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.
“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 necessary legal actions are being taken. Thank you all and stay blessed.”