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‘Why Okorocha hates Owerri’



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In what would seem as pettiness taken to a ridiculous level, the Rochas Okorocha administration in Imo State says its decision to turn the most popular road in the city, Douglas Road, into a refuse dump was deliberate, and intended to remind citizens of the folly of resisting government policy initiative.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Samuel Onwuemedo, made the confession on Thursday, admitting that the government deliberately refused to clear the mountainous refuse dump along Douglas Road, despite its hazardous effects on the lives of the people, because of  opposition to relocation of a major market located on Douglas Road.

Onwuemeodo, revealed this during an early morning public accountability phone-in programme anchored by Hot 99.5 FM, Owerri.

He said, “Government deliberately abandoned the refuse along Douglas Road, Owerri, to get back at Owerri people who have been battling the state government, over the relocation of the market.”

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Further justifying his principal’s action against the residents of Owerri municipal, the governors CPS added, “Owerri people must be made to understand that they cannot eat their cake and have it. There is a court order restraining government from tampering with the market and this also explains why we left the refuse.”

Several of the citizens who reacted by calling in complained that it was unheard of that a governor would allow the people he is governing to contract disease and die just because he wants to get back at them.

By Ebere Ndukwu …




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