The General Overseer of Revival Assembly Church, Lagos, Apostle Anselm Madubuko, said the grief he suffered when his wife, Connie, suddenly died without being sick at aged 54, paled beside that of his deceased father, who died at the age of 70.
“As stated before, I have many low points. But when my father died, I felt worst than my wife’s death. I cannot explain why it appeared so,” the father of three told Punch.
The 60-year-old who got married the following year his wife of 28 years died, to a singer and Kenyan, Emmy, an action that tend to give credence to rumour of both having an underground seedy affair while Apostle’s late wife was alive, told the paper about the circumstances surrounding his second marriage.
He said, “I knew the lady(Emmy) many years ago when I went to preach in Mombasa, Kenya. Then, my first wife was still alive and I told my friend that I liked the way she sang and carried herself. They spoke well about her and told me her father was a bishop. Later, I invited her team to Nigeria to sing in my church and people loved them. At that point, there was nothing between us.
“But many people believed we were having a secret affair even when my wife was alive, but I didn’t go out with her or touch her until we married. I also admired the fact that she did not trouble me for marriage like many others.”