The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has orchestrated the demolition of the dreaded Olulu Eke Deity” in Ekwulobia, Aguata local government area of the state, marking the area for the construction of a flyover at the popular Ekwulobia roundabout, News About Nigeria reports.
According to report, the Olulu Eke deity is revered among its worshippers in Aguata Local Government Area of the state and the plan to destroy it brought fear and uncertainty to the people.
It is to be noted that the chief priest of Udo Olulu Eke Ekwulobia had advised the state government against following through with its plan of demolition, urging them to follow due process in the event of a demolition.
He noted that consequences abound should the deity be destroyed forcefully.
Governor Soludo, however, followed through on his plans of demolition, maintaining that a flyover is more beneficial to the people than a shrine.
According to him, it is better to have the flyover than to edify an ancient shrine, noting that the shrine had made past governors endure the traffic gridlock at Ekwulobia roundabout over the years.
He urged the residents of the state to continue to pray and ensure that the state is taken back from criminals that have hijacked the state for so long.
He further noted that idolatry was growing rapidly in the state, urging all hands to be on deck to tackle it.
Recall that in July, the governor had revealed plans to demolish the spiritual and mundane properties, including the Udo deity, to pave the way for the ongoing construction of a flyover in the sub-urban centre of Ekwulobia, the headquarters of Aguata Local Council