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Anambra Prophet, Odumeje apologizes to Arondizuogu, Awka people

Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, an Onitsha based pastor popularly known as Odumeje has apologised to the People of Arondizuogu in Imo State and Awka in Anambra State, over hurtful statements he made in viral videos on their mode of worship.

Odumeje in separate videos that went viral on social media in April had allegedly attacked Arondizuogu people, describing them as fetish, just as he attacked one of their prominent sons, Pericomo too.

For Awka, Odumeje described their masquerade festival, Egwu Imo Awka as being fetish and a means of worshiping monkeys, which is the symbol of the god.

In one of the videos, Odumeje was seen boasting that if he came in contact with the monkeys worshiped by Awka people, he would destroy them.

Though Odumeje’s community, Orsu in Imo State had written to the communities involved, tendering apologies, he has remained indifferent, maintaining his silence, while more videos of him deriding the communities surfaced.

But in a press release signed by the popular pastor on Friday, he apologized to the two towns, saying that he had watched and found his own videos on them hurtful.

Below is the full text of the release:

”My attention has been drawn to publications on social media over the alleged face-off between me and the good people of Awka and Arondizuogu communities in Anambra and Imo States respectively.

”In the said posts, I was portrayed as declaring war on the people of these communities and their respective traditional festivals and beliefs. It was also alleged that I had vowed to destroy Imo-Awka festival and put a stop to the Ikeji festival of Arondizuogu.

”Consequent upon the above, I wish to acknowledge that the people of Awka and Arondizuogu communities are peace loving and I have over the years come to share fellowship and service in church with a great number of them.

”These two communities and their renowned indigenes have been known and recognized as major contributors to the development of their states, Igbo land and the nation at large.

”Awka and Arondizuogu communities have produced great men and women of integrity and pedigree and have always remained at the top of great sons and daughters of Igbo land.

”Against this backdrop and with every humility as a Servant of the Living God, I sincerely apologise to the great people of these two Communities, to the entire people of Igbo land and to my Elders for my utterances. I will not make any attempts to justify my statement as even I can see that it’s hurtful in all its ramifications.

”I also want to specially apologize to the family of Mazi Pericomo of Arondizuogu who I understand until his passing was a diligent servant ( Evangelist) of God. I apologize and put it on record that this experience has taught me that words that speak any form of divisive conversation amongst our people MUST be checked. This is a time for unity, love and unwavering support for each other.

”Similarly, I lend my voice to the directives of the federal and state government in observing all the COVID-19 protocols, while waiting on the Lord for the end of the pandemic.”

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32 Comments

  1. Reply

    Finally

  2. Profile photo ofItz Kvng Twitch

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    Hmm mm…I don’t think so

  3. Reply

    Are you sure

  4. Reply

    Thanks for sharing
    May God bless you for the update

  5. Reply

    This is good

  6. Reply

    He should hold his apology

  7. Reply

    Don’t think this is accurate sha… but its well

  8. Reply

    That’s good

  9. Reply

    I thought he was fight😂😂,no use Awka people play ooo

  10. Reply

    He should just keep his apology to himself

  11. Reply

    Good post

  12. Reply

    Thinking after acting

  13. Reply

    Are you sure he has apologized. What happened to him being a war and a fight?

  14. Reply

    This is nice

  15. Profile photo ofSIRMUSTY

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    good for his health

  16. Reply

    Good write up

  17. Reply

    Good

  18. Reply

    Nice.

  19. Reply

    That’s good if actually he did it

  20. Reply

    Odumeje 😅😅 that man will not kill me

  21. Reply

    Good write up

  22. Reply

    That’s good

  23. Reply

    He better should

  24. Profile photo ofKreator

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    Good write up

  25. Reply

    Nice info

  26. Reply

    The war

  27. Reply

    He finally apologised…nice

  28. Reply

    ok

  29. Profile photo ofSommycruz

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    At last

  30. Reply

    Odumeje my guy, the Indabosky Bahose.
    He apologized finally

  31. Reply

    Odumeje should try and shape his mouth
    If he really apologized then he’s doing well

  32. Reply

    Thanks for this update

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