Why Governor Soludo Demolished The Dreaded Olulu Eke Shrine In Ekwulobia
The governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo has attributed perpetual traffic gridlock at Ekwulobia roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area, to the presence of Olulu Eke Deity shrine near the roundabout.
Hence, the governor said that successive governments in the state overlooked the worrisome traffic situation at the location due to the presence of the deity. His administration has now demolished the highly feared shrine as the state is set to construct a flyover over the deity’s shrine to ease traffic within the area.
There are concerns that the deity which is held so high by its worshipers, might fight back over the demolition of its shrine especially as its chief priest, Udo Olulu Eke Ekwulobia warned that their might be repercussions for the state’s government action.
According to eyewitnesses, the excavator operator before demolishing the shrine, sought to appease the deity by dropping some kola nuts and drink to exonerate himself of blame in the eyes of the deity.
However, governor Soludo who isn’t deterred by warning of potential repercussions, expressed his dissatisfaction with rising idolatry in Anambra State.
“It is better to have the flyover than to edify an ancient shrine”, the governor said.
He further appealed to churches to tackle rising idolatry in Anambra State
“Idolatry is the fastest growing religion in the state and we must not take it for granted”.