The Media Adviser the immediate past governor of Imo state,now Senator for Imo West senatorial district,Sam Onwuemeodo has raised alarm that the present government of Imo state has marked his residential abode for demolition, describing the alleged demolition proposal as administration of the war launched by the governor of Imo state Senator Hope Uzodinma on the people of the state for not voting for him in the 2019 general election.
In a statement issued and signed in Owerri on Tuesday March 23 and made available to the media, Sam Onwuemeodo disclosed that some unknown persons came on Friday March 19, 2021 to mark the inscription “marked for demolition by IM39/OCDA” on the wall of the house where he had been living with his family for years.
The former government media Chief in narrating his fears of subsequent actions which he sees as war on the people he wrote,”I, Sam Onwuemeodo, wish to inform the general Public that the Governor of Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodinma and his Camphope government, have marked the house where I have been living with my family, for demolition.
“As I write, nobody has told me the reason for marking my house for demolition. Whether the house was illegally acquired, or whether the house distorted the Owerri Master Plan or whether I have become Sam Onwuemeodo nee Okorocha or whether I have become another son-in-law of Rochas Okorocha. I have not known or been told the reason for my house to be marked for demolition.”
He further said,”what is happening in Imo these days could better be described as “administrative terrorism”. Either the governor is still angry with Imo people for not voting for him in the 2019 election or he is using intimidation to force people to support him. However, none is advisable.
The governor has created a different Imo with his actions and inactions. A State that was known for peace and serene atmosphere is today soaked or engulfed by tension and pressure. The governor should please rediscover the State, since “by strength, shall no man prevail”.