The Imo State Government has bowed to pressure, mainly from the Catholic Church and restored Assumpta Avenue street name
According to the Commissioner for Information, Professor Nnamdi Obiaraeri, it was never government’s intention to rename the said strategic road. According to him, the road spans from Assumpta Cathedral and terminates at Warehouse Roundabout.
“The avenue is symbolic for both religious and historic reasons in Imo State, and these facts are not lost on the government and people of the State”.
He also added that all inconveniences occasioned by the initial oversight of wrongly installing a Street sign, suggesting a renaming of the street are “highly regretted”.
The Church Is Prepared For Attacks – Catholic Archbishop
The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna also reacted, saying that there was no need to celebrate the restoration of the street name by the Governor.
He also added that, Catholics were already prepared to face the most uncharitable frontal attack on the Church, when he retraced his locus. His misdeed had already reached the ends of the earth before he did the needful.
A Catholic Knight, Sir McDonald Ebere said: ”the Governor has finally bowed to the power of Catholics. This is the beginning of the end and there shall be no end until the beginning ends”.
Furthermore, Catholic laity have declared three days of fasting and prayers in the State for God to manifest His power in Imo State, and deliver His children from the evil leadership of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Catholics were asked to begin the fasting and prayer from December 29-31, starting from 6am-12noon, while recitation of the Rosary starts 12noon.
Our Lady will surely intercede for us and crush the ugly serpent that is raising its head in Imo State now. Catholics stand up to your faith and win this spiritual battle. God is with us. We shall live to see the end of this evil.
Recall that the Governor had previously renamed some roads to immortalize Sam Mbakwe, Jacob Zuma, Johnson Sirleaf and a host of others.