247 Nigeria News Update...We give you news updates all round the clock.
Friday, 7 October 2016
Unbelievable!!!! Imo state government punishes citizens who are against Gov Okorocha
Imo State Government has explained why it abandoned the heap of stinking refuse along the ever busy Douglas Road, Owerri.
It said the government did that to punish some indigenes who have been fighting the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Governor Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Samuel Onwuemeodo, gave this explanation during an early morning public accountability phone-in programme anchored by Hot 99.5 FM, Owerri.
“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”, Onwuemeodo said.
The Governor’s CPS added that “Owerri people must be made to understand that they cannot eat their cake and have it.”
He further explained that “there is a court order restraining government from tampering with the market and this also explains why we left the refuse.”
Most of the citizens who called into during the live programme, described the abandonment of the huge refuse as “a damnable plot to inflict hardship and disease on the people and not to respect a court order.”
A caller, who simply identified himself as Amanze, wondered why and how a government should deliberately hoist pain and disease on its people, in a democracy.
“From what the Governor’s Press Secretary has said, it is now very clear that the palpable hatred which Owerri people have been complaining about is real,” Amanze said.
Just recently, a priest of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Rev. Canon Uche Chinamerem, posed in front of the heap of refuse dump to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Nigeria.