A former Council Chairman in Imo, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, and a Knight of the Anglican Church, Ngor Okpala, has condemned the attack by the aide Rochas Okorocha. They declared that God has taken the governorship seat from the Imo State Governor for allegedly allowing his followers to attack the Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, Anthony Obinna.
Okpala was reacting to the recent reported attack on Most. Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Diocese, by political supporters of Governor Rochas Okorocha, led by one Jeff Nwoha.
Speaking to reporters on the issue that has generated a lot of controversies, Okpala said, “The unfortunate twist in the saga has been ignorantly situated on whether His Lordship was assaulted or not.
“This is non sequitur. The satanic reaction and aggression of the Jeff Nwoha-led invaders not only inside the church but also at the altar equals to the transgressions of Hophni, and his brother, Phinehas, in the Old Testament for which Almighty God removed the priesthood from the lineage of Eli.”
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According to him, the invasion of the altar of the Catholic Church during the requiem high mass of a departed Catholic mother whose daughter is dedicated to Christ as a Rev. Sister is not only an assault on the Catholic priesthood but also on God.
“It is immaterial whether the Archbishop was physically manhandled or not, he explained.
“I am sure commentators are missing the point. By forcefully taking away the microphone from his hand and compelling him to go and sit down, the assaulters have committed an offence.
“I know that our modern-day leaders or public officials are like the priests of the times of Eli of old and this sacrilege took place in God’s temple.
“I have no doubt that the priesthood has been removed from the lineage of the Chief Priest of Imo State. The robe of the Archbishop ruffled and disorganized will be like the robe of Prophet Samuel torn by King Saul, hence the kingship shall be torn away from the traducers of Imo State.”