I have no scores to settle with Archbishop Obinna - Okorocha roars



www.odogwublog.com reports that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State today said he has no scores to settle with the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri dioceses, Dr Anthony Obinna but that the cleric does not seem to like the All Progressive Congress (APC) as a Party and he does not hide it.

Okorocha's Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemodo made the disclosure in a statement issued in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Okorocha explained that he nor the Rescue Mission administration he pilots, has no score to settle with Archbishop Anthony Obinna saying people should please stop creating such impression.

According to him, he and his Party APC won overwhelmingly in Owerri Municipal where most members of Owerri Catholic Diocese reside, adding that more than 95 percent of members of the Diocese including the Archbishop’s elder brother and a frontline Politician in the State, Sir Paddy Obinna have remained strong supporters of the Governor and the Rescue Mission administration.

Further, he said "in 2019, no doubt, the members of the Diocese will also vote for the Governor’s choice for the Governor ship because they know the truth of this whole story. They know that the governor has never in any way offended the Archbishop or the Diocese". 

The Rescue Mission team has been engulfed in a war of accusations and counter accusations over a purported assault on the cleric during a burial mass by loyalists of the State Government.

Okorocha maintained that the only bone of contention is that the Archbishop appears not to be favourably disposed to the APC but prefers the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). 

He said "The only issue is that the Archbishop does not seem to like APC as a Party and he does not hide it. He does not hide his affiliation to APGA. So he finds it extremely difficult to be on the same page with President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Rochas Okorocha, who are products of APC. That is all".  

He maintained that Governor Okorocha’s achievements in seven years have exceeded all that his predecessors since the creation of the State in 1976 put together, adding that the governor has invested in the Diocese more than any of those before him as governor, whether Military or Civilian, had done.


He called on The Leader newspaper owned by the Diocese to stop instigating the Archbishop saying "We also want to use this opportunity to appeal to THE LEADER newspaper owned by the Diocese to stop damaging the reputation of the Archbishop by publishing falsehood and blackmails as if it is an opposition medium".


According to him, alleging that Governor Okorocha threatened the Prelate over an interview by Chief Steve Asimobi in Abuja which was also harmless was very unfortunate and unchristian.

He said "It makes the newspaper look junk. A Christian newspaper should be conveyor of truth and peace and not marketer of falsehood and incitement". 




I have no scores to settle with Archbishop Obinna - Okorocha roars I have no scores to settle with Archbishop Obinna - Okorocha roars      Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, March 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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