The Archbishop of the Enugu province, Anglican Communion, Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma, has criticised Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha over his persistent attacks on Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

He complains that Okorocha wants to replace Ekweremadu with lacks experience. The reverend says Governor Okorocha will be disowned by the Igbo people if he does not apologise to Ekweremadu.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state ran into trouble with a section of Igbo speaking Nigerians who have threatened to disown him over his plot to remove Senator Ike Ekweremadu as deputy Senate president.

According to Daily Post, the threat to disown Okorocha was made by the Archbishop of the Enugu province, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma on Thursday, August 4, when members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) visited the archbishop at his place in Enugu.

Chukwuma, criticised Governor Okorocha over his persistent attacks on Ekweremadu, and called on the governor to apologise to the senator for harassing him‎. The cleric complained that the APC candidate Okorocha wanted to replace Ekweremadu with lacks experience.

He said: “The person who is going to the Senate under the APC is coming just for the first term; whether you like it or not, he must come and pay homage to Ekweremadu.

“How can you as a Governor who is just sponsoring one person, for the first time be threatening that you will remove Ekweremadu? It is not possible. “What I am saying is that Okorocha should apologize and he should know that he is either an Igbo man or a bastard Igbo.

“He is a bastard Igbo if he does not apologize and we are ready to disown him because he is not in the same page with us as an Igbo man. If he was sent by agents from outside, they have failed.”

Recall that Okorocha, who is the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors’ forum, has vowed to remove Ekweremadu and replace him with a senator-elect from Imo state. Okorocha made the resolve at a meeting the APC governors had with President Buhari and other stakeholders in the Aso Rock presidential villa on July 26, Tuesday.

A source revealed that the governors sympathized with Buhari for working with legislators that is largely seen as unfriendly. He said: “Particularly, they observed that in the absence of the president of the senate, the next person is his deputy. They therefore agreed that it was an anomalous situation for a PDP person to continue as the deputy president of the senate.

“They sought and got the president’s permission to intervene in the matter in their own way.” Governor of the Imo state Rochas Okorocha, had firstly told State House reporters at the end of the meeting that the governors had decided to interfere in the crisis in the National Assembly, without giving details of their interference.



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