By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Monday, declared that 95 percent of members of the Catholic Church in the state, will vote for his choice for 2019 gubernatorial election.
Okorocha boosted in a statement to newsmen in Owerri, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo.
He also said that he has not offended the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Anthony J. V Obinna, as reported.
He added that 95 percent of members of Owerri Catholic Diocese are his strong supporters, including the Elder brother to Archbishop, Mr. Paddy Obinna.
According to the release, “In 2019, no doubt, the members of the Diocese will also vote for the governor’s choice for the governorship 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.”
Okorocha recalled that, “In 2011 and 2015 respectively, Governor Okorocha and his Party APC won overwhelmingly in Owerri Municipal where most members of Owerri Catholic Diocese reside.
“And more than 95 percent of members of the Diocese including the Archbishop’s Senior brother and a frontline Politician in the State, Sir Paddy Obinna have remained as we write, strong supporters of the governor and the Rescue Mission administration.”
The release adedd that, “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.”