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Catholic priest in-charge of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Archbishop Anthony Obinna has insisted that it would be impossible Chief of Staff and Governor Rochas Okorocha son in law, Chief Uche Nwosu to become the governor of Imo state come 2019.

Catholic priest in-charge of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Archbishop Anthony Obinna has insisted that it would be impossible Chief of Staff and Governor Rochas Okorocha son in law, Chief Uche Nwosu to become the governor of Imo state come 2019.


Speaking to newsmen in his office in Owerri, the priest vehemently denied reports in some quarters that he had endorsed Nwosu, saying that “I did not endorse Uche Nwosu's candidature. It is against equity. He came here and I advised him to look at the temptations of the governorship before him. “His Governorship ambition is not his original idea. It is Okoroche's idea to have his son in law as governor and his daughter as First Lady. It is incestuous democracy.The report that I endorsed him is irresponsible”
“Seriously speaking, I have no intention of endorsing his governorship ambition. This is my principled stance. Does it mean there is no other person in Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe zones that can be Governor?”
Archbishop Obinna amaintianed that he is an apostle of equity and people should not take the issue for rights of the people for granted.
Reacting to a question on why he chose a funeral mass to announce his opposition to the Rescue Mission government, the Cleric recalled how Jesus Christ spoke at the Synagogue, pointing out that “Where else do they want to me to speak except in the Church? Is it at the Heroes Square, Government House or where?”
According to him, his present stance on the matter is borne out of the principled stance of the Church, recalling how he opposed plans by a past military government in Imo State to remove the then College of AAgriculture at Umuagwo and Alvan Ikoku College of Education. “We have been playing such roles in the past. We had embarked on Voter enlightenment which educated the people on voter education and fighting for justice.  In 2006, we had Upright Voting. We organized debates to ascertain the quality of leaders who wanted to govern the State. The church has never shied away from its responsibility. My message is for all humanity”
In his Easter message, the Archbishop said the people of Imo State are living in fear, stating that after the incident at Ngwoma, many Imolites who had kept quite on issues affecting them have began to speak up.
“After the Ngwoma incident, it opened up a doorway for Imolites to express themselves. Now the people have more confidence to speak out” He said the people of Imo State have the right to speak out for their freedom. “This is the the time for Imo people to reclaim their freedom from bondage” he said

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