Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has condemned the assault on Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere alias Odumeje during the demolition of his Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry in Onitsha on Thursday.
Religion Nigeria reported that Odumeje was manhandled by an overzealous task force member while the demoition was being carried out, sparking fury on social media.
However, in a statement released on his verified Facebook page on Friday, the governor condemned the act and noted that the task force member will be stationed " in accordance with the rules of public conduct which he roundly failed to uphold."
"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 the 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," Soludo wrote.