The reconciliation is coming barely 24 hours a video emerged on the social media showing Ifeanyinwa crying to the public for help over alleged repeated assaults by her husband.
In the video, the woman revealed that she had never known peace in six years of her marriage, adding that she gave birth to a baby through Cesarean Section only four weeks ago.
Showing her bloodstained face, the mother of four revealed that her husband assaulted her after she advised him to desist from spending recklessly on other women and save the money to take care of his children.
VIDEO: @ChannelsTV Reporter Brutalises His Medical Doctor Wife Four Weeks After Childbirth
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On Monday afternoon, Governor Ortom and his cabinet members met the couple and reconciled them. The governor counseled them to always settle their differences amicably and enjoined them to embrace peace in their home.
“We have resolved all issues. This family is barely six years with four kids. Angbo himself has distinguished himself in journalism and the wife is a medical doctor with Benue State government at the teaching hospital. We felt for a young couple of six years, they must be encouraged instead of trying to separate them. Some of us are not also innocent. As young couple, we underwent some of these challenges in our marriage life and that is why when I had the unfortunate incident, I have to call the two of them with some of my cabinet members to assist me so that we can mediate and thank God we have done the mediation as older personalities who are more experienced in marriage like myself,” the governor said.
“I’m over 40 years of marriage life so I have the capacity and I have children, I have grand children. I will like this younger ones too to grow. As far as I am concern, I will not live forever and it is important to mentor younger people to also grow. The work I am doing today as a father, tomorrow they will follow my footsteps to do for other younger generation.”
While speaking with journalists, Mr Angbo said he had pleaded with his wife over the assault and promised to amend his ways.
“We’ve been in a meeting with the governor and his cabinet members in the last four hours. They have advised us and spoken to me. I see their wise counsel. Under no circumstances should I have hit my wife. I’m very apologetic for the action and the hurt I brought upon her.”
“I have apologised to her on my knees and I appeal to everybody that this has insulted their sensibility. It was not a deliberate act and I’ve committed to also work on our home to avoid re-occurrence of any domestic issue.”
On her part, Mrs Angbo appreciated the governor and also said she had accepted her husband’s apology. She said they needed prayers to grow stronger in love and nurture their kids to maturity.
“First of all, I sincerely want to thank the governor of the state, he has really showed that he is a father amidst his busy schedule, you’ve made out time to talk to us and advise us. We’ve taken your cousel sir and going forward, I intend to make my marriage work.”
“I accept your apology my husband and to my people in Imo State, they were not happy about what happened at all. Please, I plead with you to forgive my husband… To the rest of the world, I want you to have a place in your heart to forgive my husband and this time, I need your prayer for my family and children. We have four children that are still tender and all we need now is your prayer”, she said.
Pictures of Governor Ortom with the couple were sighted on Twitter with the wife still looking distraughted despite the reconciliation.
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Watch a video of Ifeyinwa speaking below:
KanyiDaily had also reported how a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was caught on camera allegedly assaulting his now estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu.