Nigeria: Bishop Okorocha Leads Governor Okorocha of Imo State to Christ

In the spirit of the ongoing Easter celebration, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has reportedly consecrated himself to God. Pictures obtained of the event showed the governor gave his life to Christ at the Cathedral of Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), Owerri on Easter Sunday. He reportedly asked for forgiveness from indigenes of his state (Imo State), with a promise to change his ways.
Okorocha church

Bishop Okorocha and Gov. Okorocha

The governor was led to Christ by the Bishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province Cyril Okorocha.
You will recall that a member of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had some weeks ago in Chatham House in London accused Governor Okorocha of murder and killing of his siblings. In a related development the Bishop of Owerri Anglican Communion had in the past expressed displeasure in the leadership style of the governor in which he had continued to inflict hardship on the people of Imo State.
In taincident of the past the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Bishop Cyril Okorocha rejected Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha’s donation of N200,000 to the church at the recent diocesan synod of the Anglican Communion which held at St John’s Anglican Church, New Owerri.
Okorocha in church
The Bishop adduced this rejection to the fact that he felt that Governor Okorocha was inflicting sufferings on Imo State through the non-payment of the peoples’ salaries and his “inhuman policies”.
Apparently the Governor, represented by one Obinna Aharanwa, gave a sum of N200,000 to support the church’s development fund.
The Bishop said he did not want the church to share in the blame for the non-payment of salaries and other financial troubles facing the state. The Bishop stated “Please take your money and return it to the government. If l take this money, lmo people will say that l have collected their pension money and worker’s salary. Go and pay pensioners and workers. I won’t touch this money. We want Governor Rochas Okorocha to publish his stewardship and show us what he is doing with lmo money. We need explanations.”
With this statement, the governor’s representative, Mr Obinna, stormed out of the venue.


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