NewsReel 6/11/14 - Re: APGA A Catholic Party Or A Party For The Catholics?

[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release by Alliance For Equity And Justice ] - We read with disgust, the above-titled advert which appeared in the Sun Newspaper of October 30, 2014. A thorough perusal of the advert shows that it is the continuation of the war against Mr. Peter Obi, now hiding under the cloak of religion.
 
In the said advert, they tried to portray Mr. Obi as a religious bigot whose Cabinet and other posts in his government were occupied by 80% Catholics. The accusation is totally false and was calculated to diminish him among Nigerians. People have chosen to attack him unjustly because he has chosen to be most humble, peaceful, and principled instead of descending to their vain arena.
 
We shall take the points they wickedly raised seriatim:
 
A.POLITICAL APPOINTMENT
 
It is not in doubt that the most important political appointment  under Mr. Peter Obi was held by  Prof. Stella Chinyere Okunna, who tripled, to the irritation of many, as the Chief of Staff to the Governor; Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning; as well as the Chairman, Good Governance Group. Prof. Okunna is an Anglican. She always travelled with Obi when he was the Governor and even after he left office, for example, on the 22nd of September 2014, she travelled to the USA with him, where Obi addressed a special programme on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was part of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
 
The vision of Obi’s Government, which was a huge success, hinged on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The person at the centre of it all was Mrs. Vivian Nwandu, the permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, who became Mr. Obi’s Special Adviser on MDGs soon after her retirement. Mrs. Vivian Nwandu was a member of the Good Governance Group and, in fact, the de facto Deputy Chief of Staff. Mrs. Nwandu is an Anglican.
 
Kindly peruse through the list of Obi’s Cabinet and the denomination they belonged to and see how it was 80% made up of Catholics as those that sponsored the advert said.
 
1.      Mr. Oseloka Obaze, Secretary to State Government                              Catholic
2.      Stella Okunna,Chief of Staff and Comm. for Economic Planning/Budget                           Anglican
3.      Peter Afuba, Comm. for Justice and Attorney General                           Catholic
4.      Azuka Enemo, Comm. for Local Government                                           Anglican
5.      Lawrence Ikeakor, Comm. for Health,                                                       Anglican
6.      Henrietta Agbata, Comm for Women Affairs                                           Anglican
7.       Callistus Ilozumba, Comm.for Works                                                       Catholic
8.       Edozie Aroh, Comm. for Youths and Sports,                                           Anglican
9.       Sebastian Okoye, Comm. for Environment                                             Catholic
10. Ohamobi Chike, Comm for Transport,                                                     Catholic
11.  Chibunna Okoli Akirika , Comm. for Lands                                          Anglican
12. Engr. Patrick Obi,    Comm. for Housing,                                               Catholic
13.  Ngozi Okoye,      Comm.  for Finance                                                    Anglican/Pent
14. Emeka Nwankwu, Comm. for Utilities                                                   Catholic
15. Uju Okeke,         Comm. for Education,                                                  Catholic
16. Okoli Christopher, Comm. for Science and Tech,                                 Anglican
17. Ndubisi Menakaya , Comm. for Agriculture,                                         Anglican
18. Vivian Nwandu,      Special Adviser on MDG,                                         Anglican
19. Godfrey  Muotolu, Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Matters,               Catholic
20. Emenike, Obi,          Principal Secretary to the Governor                     Catholic
21. Oby Nwankwo,        Perm. Sec. Govt. House,              &
 
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