Chief Anthony Enukeme, the traditional Prime Minister of Neni community in Anaocha local council of Anambra State, has been in controversy over his alleged plans to build a mosque in the area.
His subjects alleged that he, in conjunction with others, planned to build a mosque in the area, but Enukeme had been doubling as the president, Anambra State Council of Traditional Prime Ministers and Vice Chairman, Awka Diocesan Pastoral Council of the Catholic Church, had denied the allegation, describing it as the figment of the imagination of some social media writers.
Rumour had it that he was conniving with some people outside Anambra State to attract the mosque to Neni as part of the grand design to entrench Islam in the state.
Enukeme, a company chairman and managing director, said in as much as he did not discriminate against any religion, it was not true that he was planning to build a mosque.
He said through a statement: “My attention has been drawn to the falsehood and unpalatable insinuation being peddled in the social media that I am planning to build a mosque for the Hausa community in Neni, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, in a bid to Islamise the state.
“The publication is not only malicious and ridiculous, but a deliberate ploy to tarnish the good image I have garnered over the years. I am not planning to build a mosque in the community or planning to donate land for the Hausa community in Anaocha local government area for a cemetery as alleged.
“The purveyors of the ugly and unwarranted publication and attacks”, he said, were only intended to cash in on his rare achievements, philanthropy and humanitarian services.