Anglican priest makes U-turn on polygamy, returns to church

Rev. Ogbuchukwu

The former Anglican priest in the Diocese of Nnewi, Anambra State, Rev. Lotanna Ogbuchukwu, who resigned from the Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, has said that he wants to return to the Diocese. He had resigned following an alleged revelation that he received a divine movement for sexual purity. However, he said that he misinterpreted the revelations he got.

It will be recalled that the priest, who is also a lawyer, had resigned from the Nnewi Anglican Communion on September 10, 2022, stating that polygamy is not a sin. But he later apologized for his statement and was recalled on December 24.

The cleric had said that “the divine mandate was aimed at encouraging polygamy, with a vision to reducing the rate of sexual sins in society.”

In his apology letter entitled, “To all beloved in Christ and all it may concern: Rescinding from my pro-polygamy movement”, Rev. Ogbuchukwu, affirmed his decision to give his undistracted attention to God’s call for his life as a priest. He also asked all those he had misled to disregard his previous comments as he is now focused on his service in the Anglican Church.

The apology letter read, “What led to my action was my misinterpretation of the revelations I received on a divine movement for sexual purity. I have since pledged to give a full and undivided attention to all that God has called me to do as a priest in obedience to the instituted authority of the Church.

“I have understood that for any program(s) to achieve sexual purity, it must of necessity be that which should build the CHURCH OF CHRIST and should be accepted by her. And I cannot be numbered among those fighting the Church.

“Hence; I, Rev. Ogbuchukwu Makuo Lotanna (Esq) hereby withdraw my humble self from propagation of the polygamy movement and plead with everyone (especially the over 200 persons that indicated interest for us to kick-start a Church, which I personally, never did) to jettison all I have said so far on this movement as I have backed off and I am fully back to my church and I have promised not to speak or work against the sound and godly doctrines of my Church, Anglican Communion.

“I have also withdrawn and deleted all the videos and messages I have preached or posted on the subject from all my social media handles and have closed all the channels.

“There are other programs for sexual purity the church will appreciate and be at home with, which will also help to build the society at large. I will henceforth be preoccupied with such programs to showcase my genuine intentions.

“I thank those who have handled my case with love, prayers and maturity, and apologize to those who may have been disappointed in me, deceived or offended by my action.

“I remain your brother and it is my desire that we all continue in the path of holiness and remain ‘rapturable’ in Christ.”

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