Rev. Makuo Ogbuchukwu.

Nnaji Kenneth

An Anglican Priest of Nnewi Diocese in Anambra State, Rev. Makuo Ogbuchukwu, has resigned as a priest of the church.

He said his resignation followed divine mandate he received to float a movement in support of polygamy, as a way of reducing the rate of sexual sins.

According to Rev. Ogbuchukwu, although Anglican Church has been teaching against polygamy, the Lord had opened his eye to the reality that polygamy is not a sin, adding that what God hates is divorce of any type, sleeping with another man’s wife and or sleeping with someone one is not married to.

He insisted that God desires men to marry more than one wife, instead of going for someone’s wife or ladies they are not married to, saying that the church has hidden the truth from members for a long time, and it is high time people are told the truth.

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Rev. Ogbuchukwu maintained that the only wrong with polygamy is to stay in a Church that says no to it and practice it, and encouraged men to marry their side chicks to escape hellfire.

He stated that his new movement will be called Gideonites, while the place of worship will be called Gideonites’ Temple.

As at the time of filing this report, the Anglican Diocese of Nnewi, which is currently holding her annual synod, has not made official statement over the development.

Rev. Ogbuchukwu, who was ordained an Anglican Priest on the 22nd of December, 2019, at Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s Uruagu, Nnewi, is married to Chinyere Abigail, who hails from Umuogbu Village Achalla in Awka North Council Area.