Recall that the Imo state Government sometime demolished the Eke Ukwu market in Owerri, Imo state capital. The demolition affected the whole State as Eke Ukwu market is the Prime market in Owerri. Recently, the Governor of the State Rochas Okorcha has come out ot give his reason for Demolishing the Eke Ukwu market.
Rochas Okorocha made mention that the traders in the said market were warned first hand before the demolition of the market. A release to the press in Owerri, yesterday, by Rochas Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, revealed that ahead of 2019 governorship election that his fellow politicians in the state, were administering oath on the citizens.
Read the release which reveals why Rochas Okorocha demolished Eke Ukwu market.
“The State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has warned certain politicians in the state, especially those with governorship ambition against administering oath on Imo people who are either members or officials of their political parties.
“The governor also advised members and officials of the political parties not to subscribe or allow themselves to be subjected to oath taking for any reason by any politician or aspirant because it is ungodly to do so.” The release emphasized that, “One of the first things I did on assumption of office as governor was to build a befitting chapel in front of the Government House and also erected the statue of a man with the Holy Bible in his hand to show Imo people the direction of his administration.
“And one of the reasons I also decided to demolish and relocate Ekeukwu Market was when the unfounded story of a female deity owning the market came up and I resolved that Imo people would never be in a market said to be owned by a deity.”
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