More than 48 hours after an Owerri based newspaper published a report that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State is converting some Christians to Islam, the governor has finally cleared the air on the matter.
According to Daily Trust newspaper report online, Okorocha, while speaking during a debate organised by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Imo State chapter, denied the report and also condemned the recent attack on his person.
The governor, who said he is a devoted Christian and that he contributed to the building of the National Worship Centre in Abuja, also used the platform to warn against the use of religion to destabilise the country.
Okorocha wondered why anyone would make such allegation against him, describing the allegation as falsehood purported to cause problem between him and the Catholic Church.He said he can never do such a thing and urged Imo indigenes to disregard the rumour.
In his speech, chairman of PFN, Bishop Maxwell C. Korie, described Okorocha as a true Christian with the fear of God, adding that the debate was to give candidates opportunity to present their programmes to the people and to also pray for them.