Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has reacted to latest scathing remarks made by the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishop Obinna.
The Cleric in his Easter message tongue lashed the Imo Governor, accusing him of keeping the people Of Imo State in bondage.
In a statement by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, he accused the Archbishop of planning to install a Governor of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA extraction in 2019. He said there is no way the Archbishop could achieve this feat because he could not also install a governor of the State in 2015.
”The Archbishop had hidden under his Easter Message Press Conference to continue his onslaught on the governor, Owelle Okorocha and his Rescue Mission Government, making it the tenth time in less than two months the Church leader had descended on the governor and the administration”
Of all the allegations the Archbishop made against the governor, the most unfortunate, was the one he said that, “Governor Okorocha is the only voice which everyone has to listen to and obey, otherwise, arrests and imprisonments would follow”. This is the height of blackmail” Onwuemedo said.
He challenged the Cleric to mention one person, the government has arrested for any reason including criticizing him or anybody the governor has imprisoned since he came on board as governor in 2011.
Part of the statement reads
“Of all the governors that had governed the State both Military and Civilian, Okorocha stands out to be the most tolerant and accommodating. We stand to be challenged on this assertion.
“The overwhelming love of Imo people for the governor means more to us than the weak voice of the opposition in the State made up of few Politicians.
“It has become obvious that the Archbishop has intensified his disdain or hatred for APC, President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Okorocha this time because of the 2019 election. And the Archbishop should know that most people have become fed up with his repeated unprovoked and unwarranted attacks on the governor and his government using every platform and every event available to him. We do not think that the Archbishop should be doing that for the benefit of a particular Political Party or certain Politicians”.