Anglican Priests Protest Against Obiano In Awka, Block Govt House. Photos

No fewer than 300 priests of the diocese of the Niger( Onitsha area) on Friday stormed the Anambra State Government House, accusing the state governor of religious bigotry.

The priests, all dressed in their robes and numbering about 300 blocked the Anambra State Government House in protest.

They vowed not to leave the scene until the governor addressed them.

It was gathered that their protest was over the alleged seizure of  Bishop Crowther primary school in Onitsha by their Catholic counterpart which the Anglicans claimed belonged to them.

The Anglicans accused Obiano who is a Catholic of aiding his denomination to take over the property.

The priests who were singing different versions of their hymns carried placards of different inscriptions.

Some of the placards read, ” Willie Obiano leave our property for us,”Governor Obiano give us back our land and school”, “Religious politics in Anambra has no end”, “Bishop Crowder memorial primary school Onitsha belongs to Anglican Church”, “Bishop crowder is not government’s property”.

 

The protesting priests vowed not to vacate the place until the Governor addressed them.

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