Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has narrated how he was taken to court by “witches” for building a Christian worship centre in the state.
The multi-billion naira worship centre which is ongoing in Uyo has been heavily criticized.
Many of the critics said the money should have been used for other development needs of the oil-rich state.
But Mr. Emmanuel argued that it was necessary for Akwa Ibom, “as a state named after God, to build a temple for God.”
The governor in a media chat on Saturday said: “All (the) witches and wizards came together and took me to court that we are building a Christian Worship Center.
“They say they are atheists. The case is in the court, we won them but they have appealed.”
Mr. Emmanuel, who recently hand-picked a pastor and one of his cabinet members as his preferred successor in the 2023 governorship election, was responding to a reporter’s question if God truly revealed to him his successor as he claimed.
While answering the question, he then veered off to talk about how his government was sued.