Governor of Anambra, Prof Charles Soludo, says Christianity is facing a major threat in his state.
The Governor, in company of his Deputy, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, made the call while speaking at the yearly prayer rally organised by Anglican Communion, Province of the Niger, held in Awka, Anambra State capital.
He urged Christians in the state to bond together to defeat idolatry practice in the state.
“The fastest growing religion is idolatry. Christianity is facing a major threat which is idolatry. And we must bond together to defeat it,” he said.
Soludo expressed appreciation to the entire Anglican Communion for the great initiative to organize prayers yearly in the state.
He said despite everything, Anambra state remains a Christian society, which will never be taken for granted.
According to Soludo, beyond prayers, there is the need for the church to work together with government to defeat insecurity and other anti social vices plaguing the state.
He said the church, the people and the society have roles to play and should all be involved in the war against insecurity
Earlier in his speech titled “Watch and Pray” the Archbishop, Province of the Niger and Bishop of Diocese of Awka Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, said the people are living in perilous times and there is need to watch and pray.
He appealed to the nation’s leaders to be closer to God for divine direction, noting that human nature cannot please God.
“Our leaders are watching with their hands not with their hearts,” he stated