– Says; evil has taken over our land
The General Overseer (G.O) of a New Generation Pentecostal Church, with headquarters in Owerri has harped on the need for Imolites to seek the face of God and dedicate themselves to regular and unceasing prayers if they hope to survive the hardship presently inflicted upon them by the Rescue Mission government.
The General Overseer, who once presided over the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Imo State chapter, stated this while preaching a sermon on Sunday December 17, 2017 to mark the third Sunday in advent decried the level of highhandedness and insensitivity exhibited by the present administration in Imo State.
He could not understand the rationale behind the unabating demolition of Owerri markets since there is no alternative place for incidentally displaced traders. While lampooning the governor, for what he termed, “wanton destruction of human and material resources”, he warned that if care is not taken either those behind the willful damages to peoples means of livelihood will run a mock or the entire streets and roads of Owerri will witness an unprecedented upsurge of mental illness, arising from the prevailing provocative government draconian policies.
To survive the hard and precarious situations prevailing in Imo state the revered man of God who rarely makes political pronouncements or criticize government activities, called on all well meaning citizens of the state to intervene in favour and on behalf of the victims of Eke Ukwu, New market, Owerri and those of World Bank Housing Estate markets demolition exercises. In his speech which was laden with emotional remarks and cautions, he expressed sadness that the Governor of Imo State, could demolish new market, Owerri just to settle scores with those who threw sachet water on his convoy last week. He concluded that the inferno that razed New market Owerri to rubbles had the trappings and prompting of the government, going by the anger and fury he displayed while reacting vindictively against the traders last week. He cited for instance how the governor invited bulldozers to cut the roads leading into new market Owerri severally, just to prevent the traders from removing their goods.