Renowned gospel singer and former Member of Parliament for Buikwe District, Judith Babirye has come out and apologised for contracting a second marriage saying it was not right.
In 2018, Babirye exchanged marriage vows with former Buikwe County North Member of Parliament Paul Musoke Sebulime at Las Vegas, Bunga in Kampala. This happened when Sebulime was already married to another woman called Lukia Ntale.
The ceremony that was held amidst tight security was attended by the then Vice president Edward Ssekandi, a handful of Church leaders among other dignitaries.
After just 17 months, Court allowed Sebulime and fellow legislator Judith Babirye to divorce each other.
Justice Olive Karazarwe Mukaye of Makindye-based family division court said the petitioner Sebulime gave a detailed account of Babirye’s cruel actions that caused him mental and psychological torture.
Before court could dissolve their union, Sebulime had already made up with his former wife Lukiya Ntale.
However, in a viral video published on Babirye’s official Facebook page on Sunday, the ‘Yesu Beera Nange’ singer apologized to God, Sebulime’s wife, and Ugandans at large. She said that she is taken as a role model by many and therefore she felt it wise to publically come out and apologise.
“I come to you, my brother. I come to you, my sister. Please forgive me. I repent and I apologize to the so many people that I hurt for my mistake. I apologize to the people whose hearts were broken and wounded in my second marriage. Please forgive me for that mistake,” teary Babirye said.
” I apologize to the body of Christ, that I took through a very troublesome time. Please forgive me, the pastors, my fellow believers. I apologize to the nation of Uganda, please forgive me. I apologize to the children who look up to me as a role model, as an inspiration. Please forgive me, what I did was not right. Please forgive me, and I ask you to find a place in your hearts to forgive me,” she added.
The 44-year-old singer also asked Ssebulime’s wife to forgive her saying what she did was not right.
“And lastly, but most importantly I want to apologize to Miss Lukia Ntale. Forgive me. I don’t know how much I can stress this, but I am so sorry.
Find space in your hearts to forgive me. Forgiveness is divine, I know it is not an easy thing, but I beg you, may God grant you grace to forgive me,” she said.