Evil spirits have made the Government House in Awka, Anambra state their abode, their landlord Governor Willie Obiano has disclosed, calling for prayers to exorcise the demons in order to allow the state government to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
Prof. Solo Chukwubelu, secretary to the state government, who spoke on behalf of Obiano at an Anglican Prayer rally in the capital, attested that there are evil spirits that are undermining the smooth functioning of government in the State House.
He however did not indicate which rooms they occupy, but pleaded with Bishop of Ogbaru, Rev. Prosper Amah, who presided over the Prayer Rally to pray for the ejection of the evil spirits permanently, to allow government focus in providing service to the people.
“In the government House, the evil spirits come and go. We urged the church to pray hard to let them leave the government for good,”Chukwubelu said.
The prayer rally with the theme “The Righteous shall Flourish like Palm Tree”, was held at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, under the auspices of the Province of the Niger, Anglican Prayer Rally of Anambra State (APRAS) 2019.
Rev. Amah, in his sermon had said there are evil beings in the society and also in the Government House that come and go. However, the Archbishop, Province of Niger and Bishop, Dioceses of Awka, the Most Rev. Alexander Ibezim, put them in human garb and declared that the evil spirits in the Government House are actually human beings.
He urged the governor to deal decisively with them to leave the State House. The government should fight evil spirits in the State house, while the church will fight those outside the Government House,” he said. He urged Christians to be prayerful to be able to subdue Satan and its agents looking for who to destroy.
Apparently embarrassed by the claim of evil spirits inside Gov’t House, Obiano in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, James Eze, described the story as “false, malicious, misleading and mischievous,” arguing that Obiano didn’t even attend the prayer session, although media reports of the event had noted that the governor was represented at the event.
The statement read in part, “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.”