The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Imo State Chapter, Dr. Cosmos Ilechukwu says the bull sculpture situated at Wetheral Road/Fire Service Round About Owerri is not occultic.
Dr. Ilechukwu said the sculpture of bull is even biblical.
The CAN president spoke when the Mayor of Owerri, High Chief Uche Njokuibe paid him a familiarization visit.
He posited that the bull is a significant animal used by God positively in several portions of the bible as representing strength and resilience in creation Dr. Ilechukwu cited the book of psalms 92 Vs 10 which says “you have exalted my horn like a wild Ox” (Bull).
He stated that the wild Ox refers to a bull and further explained that it is the reason why the horn of the bull is used till date in many churches around the world.
The Imo CAN boss also referred to the book of Deuteronomy 33Vs 17 which says “in majesty he is like a first born bull, his horns are the horns of a wild ox.
Continuing, the “church” leader said that anyone not giving the bull its rightful position for its strength and resilience has lost touch with the scriptures and what God has used the animal to teach his children.
Dr. Illechukwu concluded that it must have been sheer ignorance that is responsible for the public misrepresentation of the significance of the bull, recalling that such sculpture of the bull can only be found in margacities in Europe and Asia. He then urged Imolites to desist from their former ways of thinking.
Dr. Cosmos Ilechukwu