Over 300 Anglican priests protest against Obiano, block govt house entrance
Anglican priests during the protest
Tony Okafor, Awka
No fewer than 300 priests of the Diocese of the Niger (Onitsha area) on Friday stormed the Anambra State Government House, accusing Governor Willie Obiano of religious bigotry.
The priests, all dressed in their robes, blocked the Government House and vowed not to leave the scene until the governor addressed them.
It was gathered that their protest was over alleged seizure of Bishop Crowther Memorial Primary School, Onitsha by the Catholic Church.
According to the Anglican priests, the school belongs to them.
The Anglicans accused Obiano, who is a Catholic, of aiding his denomination to take over the property.
The priests chanted as they displayed placards with different inscriptions, with some reading, “Willie Obiano, leave our property for us”, “Governor Obiano, give us back our land and school”, “Religious politics in Anambra has to end”, and “Bishop Crowther Memorial Primary School, Onitsha belongs to Anglican Church”.