Anglican Priest in Nnewi, Rev. Barr. Ogbuchukwu Makuo Lotanna has resigned as a priest of Nnewi Anglican Diocese, stating that he has received a divine mandate to float a movement in support of polygamy.
Rev. Barr. Ogbuchukwu Makuo Lotanna, who hails from Mbanagu Otolo Nnewi claimed that the mandate he received from God to float a movement that encourages polygamy is geared towards reducing the rate of sexual sins.
According to him, although, it is obvious that the church especially the Anglican Church has been teaching against the concept of polygamy, but the Lord had opened his eye to the reality that polygamy is not a sin. He revealed that what God hates is divorce of any type, sleeping with another man’s wife and sleeping with someone you are not married to, insisting that God desires men to even marry more than one wife, instead of going for someone’s wife or ladies they are not married to.
The priest who is also a legal practitioner said that the church has hidden this information from members for a long time and it is high time people are told the truth.
Barr. Makuo encouraged men to marry their side chicks to escape hellfire, maintaining that the only wrong with polygamy is to stay in a Church that says no to it and practice it, because two cannot walk unless they agree.
He stated that his new movement will be called Gideonites, and the place of worship will be called Gideonites’ Temple.
Rev. Barr. Ogbuchukwu Makuo Lotanna was ordained an Anglican Priest on the 22nd of December, 2019, at Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s Uruagu, Nnewi. He is married to Chinyere Abigail, who hails from Umuogbu Village Achara in Awka North.
As at the time of writing, there is no official reaction from the Anglican Diocese of Nnewi towards this development, however, it is understood that the Diocese is currently busy with her annual synod.