A former Secretary to the Imo State Government (SSG), Uche Onyeagucha has condemned the ongoing demolition of property and means of livelihood in Imo State being undertaken by the Owerri Capital Development Authority, OCDA.
Onyegucha said the OCDA is carrying out demolition at the behest of the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.
He submitted that the demolition is evidence that the governor wants to strangle poor Imolites to death.
The erstwhile SSG described as highly disgusting a situation where Governor Uzodimma has chosen to make life miserable for poor Imolites in the state.
Onyeagucha made his stand known in a statement dated Wednesday 8th September, 2021and signed by his Media Adviser, Prince MacDonald Enwere.
Onyeagucha insisted that Governor Uzodimma has turned himself into a tool of tribulation against the people.
He said;” Recently, under the stern directive of the Governor, the OCDA bulldozers gruesomely demolished people’s means of livelihood in the state and other property belonging to the less-privileged”.
“Such mindless demolition exercise has aggravated the level of suffering of poor Imolites who are just struggling to escape from the entanglement of a manifestly tough moment occasioned by cumulative months of bad leadership of the present administration in the state”.
”Such demolition at this material point in time, when the people are yet to recover from the effects and devastations of the COVID-19 pandemic is highly reprehensive”.
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”The governor has indeed confirmed his gross irrationality and insensitivity to the plight of poor Imolites. Governor Uzodimma and his administration have become sanctuaries of hardship, intense pains and excruciating poverty”.
He stated it is rather absurd and a mark of wickedness that government derives enormous joy and happiness seeing the less-privileged in the state swim in the ocean of suffering and abject tribulation; demystifying any rational instinct how the governor has turned himself into a tool of strangulation against the people of the state.
“No responsible or reasonable government will ever embark on such mindless and wanton demolition of her citizen’s means of livelihood without first providing alternative palliative, especially when it is clear that the same less privileged masses will be at the receiving end”, he posited.
“The governor has indeed confirmed his gross irrationality and insensitivity to the plight of poor Imolites. Governor Uzodimma and his administration have become sanctuaries of hardship, intense pains and excruciating poverty”.
“Rather than causing pain and aggravating the misery of the poor masses in the state, the Governor should begin to engage in meaningful projects that have a direct positive effect on the people. He should be reminded that the society abused today would take its revenge on its leaders in due time”.