demolished church

The inter-denominational conflicts that marred the eight year reign of former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra state to the extent that Mr. Obi was severally accused of bias against other Christian denominations in favour of the Roman Catholics may be spilling over to the current dispensation under Mr. Willie Obiano.

Anglican Bishops of the Province of the Niger have rejected the six man panel of inquiry set up by Anambra State Government to investigate the circumstances that led to the demolition of Ebenezer Anglican Church, Oyeolu Oze, Oyi Local Government Area of the state fearing that it may not be just.

The Bishops say the composition of the committee has shown that nothing good will come out of it.

Archbishop of Province of the Niger and Bishop of Aguata Diocese, His Grace Most Rev. Christian Efobi who led eight Bishops of the Province to visit the Bishop on the Niger, Rt. Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo to protest against the demolition of its church building, said whatever report the panel will come up with will not be binding on the Anglican communion because its constitution was faulty.

Seven other bishops who joined Archbishop Efobi in defying the weather were Bishop Ephraim Ikeakor of Amichi Diocese, Bishop Godwin Okpala of Nnewi Diocese, Bishop Alex Ibezim of Awka Diocese, Bishop Samuel Ezeofor of Ogbaru Diocese, Bishop Anthony Nkwoka of Niger West Diocese, Bishop Henry Okeke of Mbamili Diocese and Bishop Ralph Okeke of Ihiala Diocese.

They stayed under the heavy rain without accepting any umbrella from those who offered them, sang songs of praise to God and prayed for the state and it leaders to have sense of good judgment and directions in handling issues that concern the state.

“The panel set up by the Anambra State Government was not well constituted, it is made up of people who cannot be bold enough to tell the State Governor the truth that he is taking wrong decision. They are his appointees, they can never be fair. That was why we got court injunction restraining them from sitting” said Archbishop Efobi



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