An Anglican priest in Nnewi Diocese, Anambra State, Rev. Makuo Ogbuchukwu Lotanna, has made known his decision to make a U-turn back to the body of Christ three months after he resigned.
Lotanna, a lawyer from Mbanagu Otolo Nnewi, had stated in his resignation letter on September 10, 2022, that he received a divine mandate to float a movement in support of polygamy.
He claimed that the movement, which would be called “Gideonites” was aimed at encouraging polygamy, with a vision to reducing the rate of sexual sins in society.
He also said the place of worship would be called “Gideonites Temple”, adding that polygamy is not a sin, contrary to what is generally being preached.
According to him, what God hates is divorce of any type, and sleeping with another man’s wife.
He insisted that God desired men to even marry more than one wife, instead of going for someone’s wife or ladies they were not married to.
However, in a letter dated Monday, December 26, 2022 and titled; “To all beloved in Christ and all it may concern: Rescinding from my pro-polygamy movement,” Lotanna pledged full attention to all God had called him to do.
The cleric apologised to those who may have been disappointed in him and deceived or offended by his action.
He urged the over 200 persons that indicated an interest in joining his proposed new church, to disregard his previous comments on the movement. He also promised not to speak or work against the godly doctrines of his Church