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Imo State and its numerous Gubernatorial Candidates

The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna, has described the emergence of about 67 candidates for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State, as “staggering, unnecessary and worrisome”.
His Grace, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna


Obinna stated this while preaching in the Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, at a mass requested by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to flag off their campaign in the state. 

According to the Archbishop:

“There are, as at the last check, no fewer than 67 governorship candidates in Imo State. 

I am fervently praying that God in His infinite mercy, will help us weed the non-serious ones among them, so as to reduce the tension and anxiety, generated by their presence in the race,”



“It is clear that there is no possibility of carving 67 states out of the present Imo State because only one governor is expected to emerge at the end of the day. 

“Many people have been killed in the name of public office holders, who can be called the successors of the biblical Herod. 

"We need governors that will not turn out to be despots, dictators and Herods of this age."



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