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Okorocha has put Imo in bondage, says cleric

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Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Catholic Community, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of keeping the people of Imo State in bondage, fear and panic in the past seven years.

Speaking with journalists in Owerri at the gospel of Apostolic Mission Mandate, he said there was the need to restore peace, freedom and the good things of life to the Imo people. His words: “The Church cannot close its eyes to an incestuous democratic practice that can only see Okorocha install his son- in-law as governor.

Delivering his Easter message at Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, Obinna regretted that the people of the state had been living in fear, panic and loss of confidence.  Speaking on the theme: Restoring The Catholic Prelate, Obinna stated this while delivering his pre-Easter message titled: Restoring Confidence And Courage To The State. 

He said by the God’s making, the St. Michael’s Ngwoma Church would handle the situation. “With Jesus’ resurrection in -Easter breakthrough Imo citizens like the rest of humanity have a new opportunity to reclaim their human dignity and freedom, which are suffocated under regimes, traditions and customs that terrorise and imprison them,” he stated.

He urged the people to think of the Moses before Pharaoh, adding that the people of the state should forget all evil thoughts against Okorocha. Responding, Okorocha said Obinna could not decide who succeeds him as governor of the state, adding that the position could not even come from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor noted that he would continue to show respect for the cleric, irrespective of his position.His words: “We have read the latest accusation by Obinna against Governor Okorocha and we shall continue to show our respect for the Archbishop.

“But one fact remains sacrosanct and that is that he (Obinna) cannot install a governor of APGA extraction in 2019 because he could not also do that in 2015 when he first tried it.”

Meanwhile, a former political adviser to the Imo State governor, Uche Onyeaguocha, has said he would stop Okorocha from his plans to perpetuate himself in office after serving two terms.Onyeaguocha, a former representative of Owerri Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, made the declaration yesterday when he declared his intention to run for the governorship of the state under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Owerri.

Also, Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Samuel Anyanwu (Imo East) also declared his intension to replace Okorocha under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a ceremony held at the PDP secretariat on Okigwe Road, Owerri.



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