The Anambra State governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has condemned the assault on Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere (Odumeje) by a member of the task force during the demolition of his Church on Thursday.
We had reported that Odumeje was physically assaulted by the task force when he protested the demolition of his church, Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministries.
In a statement personally signed by Governor Soludo, he said the action of the task force member is “imperfect and unprofessional,” adding that he has instructed that the erring officer be handled in “accordance with the rules of public conduct which he roundly failed to uphold.”
Soludo while soliciting for the support of Ndi Anambra “in the fight to restore the dignity of Onitsha, and indeed the totality of our Homeland,” said that such unprofessional conduct “would never happen again.”
The statement reads:
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.