Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
Senator Rochas Okorocha representing Imo West Senatorial district and one of the 2023 Presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday described as “a wicked act” the killings of over 50 people by gunmen at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo in Ondo State, last Sunday.
Okorocha made this statement through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemedo to newsmen in Owerri.
Okorocha a former governor of Imo state said those behind the killings are living a life of double standard.
According to Okorocha’s statement, “The former Governor of lmo state, and Senator Representing lmo West senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has condemned, in strong terms, the attack, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, that claimed many lives, on Sunday, May 5, 2022. Senator Okorocha described the attack on innocent worshippers, as a deliberate evil and wicked act, against God and humanity.
“He said, evil remains evil and evil acts, remain evil acts, no matter who carried them out and indeed, who are the victims, and should be outrightly condemned by all men and women with abiding conscience.
“Okorocha prayed that GOD would make those carrying out these evil acts, have a change of heart, and let them know that, they are living a life of double standards by destroying the lives of others while working hard to preserve their own lives.
“The presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, extended his sympathies to the Catholic Church and to all the families, who lost their loved ones in the unwarranted attack. He also sent his heartfelt condolences to the Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to the Government and people of Ondo State.
“He prayed that this ugly incident would not happen again. Okorocha prayed also that, God receives the souls of all those who lost their lives in the wicked attack, in His blossom, and gives their respective families all they need, to overcome the challenges occasioned by this evil attack.”