Holy endorsement: Catholic Bishops commends Hope Uzodimma, says Imo needs peace

  • Catholic Bishops of Nigeria have prayed to God for an immediate end to insecurity ravaging Imo State and the country at large
  • The Bishops stated that the Hope Uzodimma-led government deserves peace to perform its duties in the state
  • The Bishops also commended the governor over the newly constructed dualised Orlu-Owerri road which they passed through

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Oweeri – The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria have stated that Governor Hope Uzodimma deserves all the peace his administration needs to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Imo state.

This was the stance of the clerics at a launch in honour of the College of Catholic Bishops at the Banquet Hall of Government House Owerri recently.

Bishops in Owerri
The Catholic Bishops exchanging pleasantries with Governor Uzodimma and his wife.
Photo credit: @Chioma_Uzodimma
Source: Twitter

The Bishops who held their 2022 Second Plenary at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral Orlu said their trip to Owerri through the newly constructed dualised road was a beautiful site to behold.

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President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji who is also the Catholic Archbishop of the Owerri Metropolitan Province thanked Governor Uzodimma for giving them the opportunity to have lunch with his cabinet.

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He stated that the governor’s large-heartedness is known at all levels of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.

Governor Uzodimma used the opportunity to remind the Bishops that his government is open to support the Church.

He urged the Bishops to have it at the back of their mind that the government under his watch belongs to them, insisting that it is a special blessing from God that he is the governor of Imo state.

In attendance were the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Wase; Deputy Governor of Imo state, Prof Placid Njoku; Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Nkeiru Onyejiocha.

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Others are General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd); Senator Osita Izunaso; Secretary to Government of Imo state, Chief Cosmas Iwu; chief of staff to the governor, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie and other top government officials.

INEC database compromise: Imo state govt demands arrest of CUPP spokesman

Meanwhile, the Imo government has called for the arrest and questioning of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, for claiming that voters registration in Omuma, the home ward of Governor Uzodimma was inflated with fictitious names.

The Imo state commissioner for information and strategy, Hon. Declan Emelumba made the call on Friday, September 16 during a media conference, saying that:

“Ignoring the spurious and seditious outburst of Ugochinyere will amount to condoning criminality.”

2023: INEC delists over 1 million people from voter register

Legit.ng had earlier reported that more than one million potential voters have been delisted by INEC ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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The electoral body said it delisted the voters after detecting double, multiple and ineligible registrations.

Those affected, according to INEC, were people who registered between June 2021 and January 2022.

Source: Legit.ng

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