BY Austin Ogwuda
WARRI—PROMINENT community leader and chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Warri, Delta State, Prince Agindotan Yonwuren has said that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan did not order the demolition of anybody’s property close to the yet-to-be commissioned structure built by Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC in Ugbuwangue, Warri.
Prince Yonwuren, reacting to the protest by some women, who displayed their wares on his property, which was demolished, said that the governor only ordered that areas close to the DESOPADEC structure be cleaned-up to allow the commission complete work on the ultra-modern shopping complex for commissioning and handing-over in three weeks.
According to him, those who organised the women to protest against the demolition are “some elements in Ugbuwangue, who collected huge sums of money in the guise of sanitising the environment around the shopping complex only for them to demolish same and paint a saintly figure.”
He attributed the demolition of his property, which is few metres away from the road and the structure “on jealousy and strategic plan to establish their new political agenda, which is against the ruling PDP,” stressing that those behind the demolition deliberately misconstrued Uduaghan’s directive in a bid to “get at me after I detained them in January 2013 for destroying my property on the same land.”