The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese, Archbishop Obinna has opened up on his face off with officials of Imo State government who allegedly assaulted him last Sunday.
According to the Leader Newspaper, Sunday, March 12, 2018 where the Archbishop opened up on a wide range of issues, he said he has no regrets over his comments at the funeral of the mother of the pro Chancellor of Imo State University, Alex Mbata.
He said he has no apology for his comments expressing regrets for saying that Governor Okorocha cannot succeed himself and that pushing his son in law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu to replace him is an indirect way of doing that, which is unacceptable.
Obinna had said at the funeral “ You cannot impose anyone on the people. The people’s votes will decide. We have become miserable . Imo is now an empty basket. Rebuilding Imo State and restoring it dignity is a challenge. Get your voter’s card. Let us vote for mature, responsible citizens who will serve the people not dominate them
“ Imo needs a seasoned technocrat who will right the wrongs and correct several anomalies and hardship inflicted on the people by the present administration and not the Governor’s stooge who lacks experience and maturity needed for such exalted office’ he said.
According to the Leader, the Archbishop’s advice follows a decision of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) for the church to help end people’s apathy towards voting by encouraging the faithful to register and be prepared to exercise their civic responsibility.