Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has vehemently denied reports that he said there were evil spirits in the Anambra State Government House.
There was a viral report over the weekend regarding this in some media platforms (not on Naija Buzz News). According to the report, Obiano had during a prayer session of the Anglican Church in Awka, the capital of Anambra, asked the congregation to pray against evil spirit in the State Government House.
The governor in a statement by his aide, James Eze, vehemently denied the report, describing it as false and mischievous.
Mr. Eze noted that the governor was not even present at the prayer session and therefore couldn’t have made sure statement.
“Our attention has been drawn to the false and malicious report in the media attributed to the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, claiming that evil spirits had invaded Government House, Awka.
“That report is totally untrue, mischievous and misleading. It should therefore be ignored by the general public.
“The first thing to note is that Governor Obiano was not anywhere near the venue of the prayer rally event where the report claimed the statement was made.
“The second thing is that investigation has shown that the comment is a mischievous interpretation of a prayer point raised by Rt Rev. Prosper Amah of Ogbaru Diocese of the Anglican Communion while praying against the challenges facing the nation in general and Anambra State in particular with reference to the recent petrol tanker fire outbreaks.”
“Bishop Amah said the prayer during the annual prayer rally of Anambra State held at Ekwueme Square, Awka, directly ascribing the spate of fire disasters to the manipulations of evil spirits and some evil people in society.
“Following the thread of Bishop Amah’s prayer, the Secretary to the Government of Anambra State, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, who represented the governor at the event, enjoined the church to pray against those planning evil for Anambra State.”
“The report claiming that Governor Obiano had raised the alarm about the presence of evil spirits in the government house is false, sensational, malicious and misleading. It should be ignored without second thoughts”
Jonathan Dennis is an Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He oversees the production and publication of stories on NaijaBuzz.News and on Naija Buzz News TV. The former banker left his banking job to join Naija Buzz News in 2019. He was briefly the head of the “Wetin Dey Happen” news team. Jonathan is a proud ‘Akwa-Ibomite’ from Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria.