Updated: Governor Obiano denies saying evil spirits are in government house

Updated: Governor Obiano denies saying evil spirits are in government house

- The Anambra state government dissociates Governor Willie Obiano from a statement claiming evil spirits are inside the government house

- The governor’s chief press secretary, James Eze, says Obiano was not at the prayer venue where the said alleged statement was made

- Eze noted that investigation had shown that the comment was a mischievous interpretation of a prayer point raised by Rev Prosper Amah at a religious gathering

The Anambra state government has dismissed a report claiming Governor Willie Obiano said evil spirits were inside the government house

The Sun reports that the governor’s chief press secretary, James Eze, said the Obiano was not at the prayer venue where the said statement was allegedly made.

He also noted that the investigation had shown that the comment was a mischievous interpretation of a prayer point raised by Rev Prosper Amah of Ogbaru Diocese of the Anglican Communion at the prayer gathering.

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Eze said the clergyman was raised the prayer pint when praying against the challenges facing the nation in general and Anambra state in particular with reference to the recent petrol tanker fire outbreaks.

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The clarification by the Anambra state government followed a claim in the media that Governor Willie Obiano has said that there were evil spirits in the government house.

The report had alleged that the governor made the statement on Saturday, November 2, at the province of the niger, Anglican prayer rally in Anambra state.

The newspaper stated that the governor who was represented by the secretary to the state government, Solo Chukwubelu, urged the church to pray for the evil spirits to leave the government house permanently so that the government can provide quality services to the people.

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Meanwhile, after multiple incidents leading to the death of residents in Anambra, the state government has announced the restriction of movement of vehicles laden with petroleum products.

The announcement was confirmed by Ifeanyi Aniago, senior special assistant on youth development and digital entrepreneurship to Governor Willie Obiano.

According to the announcement by the government, vehicles conveying petroleum products would now be stopped from plying roads in the state during day time.

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