Anglican Church Orji - Imo State to Okorocha:Leave our Land Alone
The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been told to leave the Land belonging to St. Paul’s Anglican Church Orji Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area, Imo State.
This advice was given to the Imo State Governor by the Parish Priest in-charge of Orji Parish, Rev. Kingsley Njoku during his sermon, where the man God blasted the stated Governor for trying to battle with God.
The cleric maintained that Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu can’t battle with God, assuring the people of God that very soon, victory will be theirs.
He reassured the congregation that God will never fail them in this trying moment, enjoining them to remain prayerful and focus. He pointed out that the problem with children of God is that they don’t know the power of God.
The cleric assured them of God’s promise of bringing the church to limelight, pointing out that the level at which God will raise St. Paul’s Anglican Church Ugwu Orji will be beyond measure.
He frowned at the Governor for not picking the several phone calls of Bishop Cyril Okorocha, adding that our political leaders must have respect for anointed men of God.
He further explained that God’s property is untouchable, saying that anyone who tries to take away forcefully God’s property must be ready to face the wrath.
The man of God enjoined brethrens to always put their trust in God, maintaining that God will never fail to show his presence in the predicament of the church. He told Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha that the land in question belongs to God including the Governor, stressing further that the Governor cannot stop God from making use of his land.
Speaking earlier, the resident priest in-charge of St. Paul’s Anglican Church Ugwu Orji, Owerri Diocese, Rev. Cannon Steve Anokam said that the piece of land was allotted to the church as far back as 2010, and the church paid the necessary fees to the government.
The man of God wondered why the same government that gave them the land will turn back to destroy the foundation of the church, pleading with Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha led Imo State Government to leave the land alone and instead look for another land to make use of. He alleged that the Chief of Staff to the governor, Hon. Uche Nwosu gave hoodlums 50,000 naira to destroy the new church building.
Also, the people’s warden of the church Mr. Kinsley Odiri explained further that the government gave them the Land and the necessary fees were paid, adding that the papers are still intact. He pleaded with Imo State government to allow them develop their land since their temporary site has been affected by the dualization of the present government.
Contributing, the Chief Security Officer of the church, Mr. Ugochukwu Onwuegbuchulam noted that the government is using the elders and youths of the community to fight and destroy the new church building, explaining further that the youths and elders of the community were settled in 2010 when the church acquired the land.