The immediate past Secretary to the Government of Imo state and former lawmaker for Owerri Federal Constituency, Hon (Barr) Uche Onyeagucha has condemned the wanton demolition of peoples properties and means of livehood by the Owerri Capital Development Authority OCDA at the instance of the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Hon Onyeagucha, in a release signed by his Media Adviser, Prince MacDonald Enwere ,said what the government is presently doing is synonymous with strangulating innocent and pauperized Imo people who are struggling to make ends meet amidst fear and uncertainty occasioned by insecurity.
The release recalled that OCDA had Recently, under the stern directive of the Governor, the OCDA bulldozers gruesomely demolished people’s means of livelihood in the state and other properties belonging to the less-privileged. Such mindless demolition exercise has further 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.
“It further stated,”Such demolition at this point in time, when the people are yet to recover from the devastating effects of the Covid19 pandemic is highly reprehensive.
“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 pain and excruciating poverty.
“It is rather absurd and a mark of wickedness that this Government derives enormous joy and happiness in seeing the less- privileged in the state swim in the ocean of suffering and abject tribulation. It demystifies 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 palliatives especially when it is clear that the same less privileged masses will be at the receiving end.
“It is highly disgusting that Governor Uzodimma has chosen to embark on a rough voyage aimed at making life miserable for poor Imolites in the state.
“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 direct positive impact on the people. He should be reminded that the society abused today would take its revenge on its leaders in due time”.