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A shocking revelation has erupted over the dissolution of eleven years old marriage between the immediate past Delta State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Peter Mrakpor, and his wife, Joan Onyeamachi Mrakpor over alleged 2023 ambition .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the couple had to settle for divorce after they could not prevail on each other to drop their ambitions ahead of 2023 elections.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the estranged wife ,a former Delta State house of Assembly and former House of Representatives member and his former husband had legalised their marriage in 2010.
It was gathered that the marriage produced triplets (all girls), while two children, a boy and a girl, earlier had by Onyeamachi were allegedly adopted as his own children .
Onyeamachi is currently the Director General, (DG), Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency and was eyeing deputy governor slot in 2023 election .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the couple’s breakup was connected to the 2023 governorship election where the husband was reportedly eyeing the governor’s seat while his estranged wife was eyeing deputy position .
While Peter hails from Delta Central senatorial district of the state ,his estranged wife hails from Delta North senatorial district .
The estranged wife had allegedly warned her ex-husband, Mrakpor, to drop his governorship ambition.
Confirming the divorce, in a statement signed by Akpovoke Otiti, Media Assistant to Peter Mrakpor, the ex-commissioner stated that his marriage with Joan broke down in July 2020 due to what he described as “Irreconcilable behavioural patterns”.
According to Mrakpor, he had instructed his solicitor to commence legal proceedings to formally dissolve the said failed marriage.
“It is pertinent to state that the marriage between Dr. Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor (SAN) and Honourable Joan Onyeamachi Mrakpor (nee Ugbah) broke down finally in July 2020 due to irreconcilable behavioural patterns.”
Peter Mrakpor debunked social media reports, alleging that he had an illicit affair with the sister of his estranged wife which produced a child, describing the allegations as “false, satanic and a calculated attempt to destroy my hard-earned reputation.”
“My attention has been drawn to publications on Facebook and other social media platforms about a purported pregnancy/child delivery for me by a member of the Ugbah family of Ubulu-Uku, Delta State, alleged to be a sister to Hon. Joan Onyeamachi Mrakpor (nee Ugbah).
“The allegation is total false; no person is pregnant for me or has a child for me as falsely alleged by a desperate group of disgruntled politicians and enemies. I have instructed my solicitors to commence legal proceedings against any further publications about such evil allegation,” Mrakpor stated