Gov Okorocha Apologizes To Churches, Orders Repeal Of ‘Abortion Law’

Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha yesterday apologized to churches in the state over the controversial law legalizing abortion in the state made by the state House of Assembly.
The Governor therefore ordered the State House of Assembly to repeal the law without delay to assuage the feeling of the church.
Okorocha who said this at the Ikemba Ojukwu Convention Center, Owerri noted that the appeal to the House of Assembly became imperative because of the misrepresentation of the law by the people not withstanding that some aspects of the law were still relevant.
According to him since the federal law has “taken care of the situation there was no need of repeating it.”
He explained that as president of Rochas Foundation primarily set up to take care of abandoned children he could not have been in support of any law against life.
“We should not only think of amending the law but repeal it completely,” the Governor said.
The Catholic Bishop of Owerri has last week raised alarm over the law recently passed by the House of Assembly describing it as anti life and called for its repeal.

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