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Anambra state governor, Charles Chukwuma Soludo has reacted to the unlawful manhandling of prophet Odumeje by Anambra taskforce personnel during the demolion of his church.
It was reported on Thursday that the Anambra state government demolished a section of a church building belonging to Prophet Odumeje in Onitsha with the aid of some taskforce personnels and police officers.
In a video posted on social media on Thursday, the man of God was seen being manhandled by one of the taskforce personnels at the demolition scene.
The trending video has since triggered outrage and crticism amongst social media users, calling for the prosecution of the lawless personnel.
Soludo who took over the leadership of Anambra state from ex-governor, Obiano has finally reacted to the video and given his verdict after 24 hours.
The governor who took to his social media page to react, wrote: “Let me sincerely appreciate ndị Anambra for understanding with us as we take audacious steps towards making our Homeland Liveable and Prosperous. On this journey, imperfect steps will be taken, emotions will run wild and opinions will grow thick.
“What is pertinent to note is that we shall remain undaunted, correct our imperfections, strive to put our emotions in check and aggregate opinions that are in the interest of our overall good.
“Yesterday’s outing has evoked emotions, not against the decision of government, but the imperfect and unprofessional manner with which one of the task force members discharged his lawful duty. This is highly regretted, and would never happen again. I have instructed that the task force personnel involved in the manhandling of Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere (Odumeje) be treated in accordance with the rules of public conduct which he roundly failed to uphold.
“We will continue to work to actualize the mandate you have given to us. Nothing short of the best outcomes is guaranteed. On behalf of the government and good people of Anambra State, I condemn the assault, and further ask for your continued support in the fight to restore the dignity of Onitsha, and indeed the totality of our Homeland.
CC. Soludo, CFR