The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has said “idolatry” is fast growing in the state, especially among the youths. Referring to the culture and tradition of his forefathers as an “idol”, – a defamatory statement against the culture and tradition of the people. Not only that but also a double standard way of looking at it. A foreign or imported culture whose cross many people carry as a crest on their chest, but that is not idol worship.
Soludo, therefore, urged the church to confront the development head-on to save the state from being totally taken over by “occultic” powers.
The governor stated these at the dedication of a new church building of the House of Testimony, Life of Faith Gospel Assembly, Federal Housing Estate, Onitsha.
He described Anambra as God’s own state while urging all denominations to unite as one body in Christ Jesus to fight the ‘common criminals.’ Perhaps the God who created satan but has no control over its creation, a way of worshiping other cultures created outside the borders of Anambra state. A state governor should be neutral in its dealing with culture. One could say the cancel culture era is one of the things bringing the old order or the dying one-world order to its immediate end.
Here is a quote from one Agba Awo who says, a lower or inferior culture always tries to cancel a superior one while a higher culture simply preserves all cultures, this is why Isese Lagba
Soludo explained that he had come in solidarity with Christians to fight the evil of idolatry in the state, adding it was really a joy for him to celebrate Pentecostal service every Monday.
Speaking on his eight months in office, Soludo disclosed that while many governments usually grappled with setting up their cabinets, his administration could account for what it had achieved every day of the eight months.
Talking on insecurity, he admitted that it would not disappear overnight, expressing optimism that steady and surely, his administration would restore peace and tranquility to the land as it was already being experienced now by the people.
The governor said, “Since the inception of my administration, we have declared war on criminals, their shrines, and priests and burnt down their idols. They can come with whatever they want to but with the Bible in our right hand, we shall prevail.
“Anambra is in the hands of God but we must continue to pray to take back our state from criminals, touts, and lawlessness.
“’Idolatry’ is the fastest-growing religion in the state. We must not take it for granted. Pope Francis preaches ecumenism. I just don’t preach it, I try to live it. If we bond together, we will survive collectively but if we go separately, we will die separately. This land is our own, we must not give up on it.
“Our benchmark actually is that in our first 24 months, we will be able to deliver over 230 km of roads. The quality of roads we are delivering has never been seen in the state before.
“Coincidentally, our commissioner for works was selected on the basis of his competence and integrity. He also happens to be a Pentecostal. I have known him for years but never knew if he was a Christian or not. When I was selecting him, I had no idea of his religion. It was later I discovered he was a Pentecostal.
“Our main aim is to get people who would deliver – a round peg in a round hole. Let us all be the change that we want to see. Anambra will continue to rise.”