Stop Demolishing Okorocha's Projects When You're Not Building Any - Okorocha's Aide Tells Uzodinma
Sam Onwuemeodo, the former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to former governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha has asked Governor Hope Uzodinma to stop demolishing Okorocha's projects in Imo state since he is yet to build any since he emerged as governor of the state almost one year now.
The former CPS, who is now the media adviser to the former governor who is representing Imo West Senatorial district in the National Assembly (Senate) is not happy that almost one year is gone and Uzodinma is yet to make any significant impact in governance other than going after Okorocha and his signature projects in Imo state.
In the press release, Onwuemeodo said it has become diametrically necessary, to appeal to the governor of lmo state, Chief Hope Uzodinma, to stop demolishing Senator Rochas Okorocha's projects, which he built for lmo people and indeed, for the development/progress of the state.
Read the full press release below;
SUBJECT: Gov. Hope Uzodinma Should Please, Stop Demolishing Rochas Okorocha's Projects, Since He Is Not Building Any.
It has become diametrically necessary, to appeal to the governor of lmo state, Chief Hope Uzodinma, to stop demolishing Senator Rochas Okorocha's projects, which he built for lmo people and indeed, for the development/ progress of the state, especially, when the governor is not building any and is not likely to build any.
On Tuesday, December 22, 2020 , the governor again, deployed caterpillars to go and demolish the beffitting Orlu Road/Assumpta road Roundabout, which Okorocha had constructed to ease the disturbing traffic that had been the situation there, before his coming as governor. He not only constructed the roundabout, but also made Bank road 8- lane.
Governor Uzodinma had chosen to demolish the roundabout this Christmas season, when the state is expected to witness influx of vehicles. And he demolished the roundabout without telling lmo people why he did that, and what he intends to do with the place. Somewhat, insensitivity.
Before the demolition of the roundabout in question, Governor Uzodinma had demolished another gigantic project of Okorocha called the Akanu lbiam tunnel, built at the House of Assembly/ Portharcourt road junction. Okorocha had equally built the tunnel to save lives, because before the erection of the tunnel, people had lost their lives at that spot
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Governor Uzodinma had told his audience, following the general outcry that greeted the demolition of the tunnel, that he had demolished a tunnel of that nature and standard, to build roundabout. And it may interest whoever that cares, to hear that because of the quality of the materials used in constructing the tunnel, the caterpillars sent for the demolition have not been able to level it, as we speak. And several months after, the place appears abandoned.
Few weeks ago, the governor also ordered for the demolition of one of the signature projects of Okorocha, the SOMTO Hospital, located at the site of the former Ekeukwu market. The Government demolished the hospital and said , it was going to build market there within eight months. Out of the eight months promised, four months have already gone with nothing visible going on at the site.
The Government had a month ago, removed all the superior street lights installed by Okorocha and put very inferior ones that stopped working two days after installation. And where they took the superior ones installed by Okorocha, nobody has known.
As a matter of fact, the government in lmo, at the moment, is not ready to do anything for the people of the state, but has resolved to be demolishing Okorocha's projects. lt has become a matter of one day, one demolition. And demolishing existing projects or structures, without building any is alien or strange to good governance . lt is not a healthy development.
And lmo people should also let the governor know that, these projects he had demolished and the ones he also plans to demolish, belong to them . They were built with lmo people's money. So, demolishing them because Okorocha built them, does not make a good story. And should be discouraged.
Okorocha had opened Owerri for good . That action also made estate/property business, entertainment business, and so on, to become very lucrative in the state. One could easily imagine or fathom what the situation would have looked like today, if Okorocha didn't construct the roads he had constructed within and around Owerri, the state capital, including the in-land roads.
May the good LORD, continue to bless the Ogboko born former governor, for working for lmo people with high sense of Responsibility and dedication. lt is not easy. lf it is easy, let them construct one fresh or virgin road. And not "patch-patch" .
Special Adviser( media) to the former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha