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I didn’t demolish ex-minister’s house, says Okorocha

By Chidi Nkwopara & Chinonso Alozie

Owerri—Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has challenged the ex-Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, to prove to the public that his house was demolished and not his fence.

Gov. Rochas Okorocha
Gov. Rochas Okorocha

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that, “Captain Iheanacho allowed himself to be cajoled by political jobbers to venture into media attacks against Governor Okorocha over the removal of the fence of his house at Orlu Road.”

He also stated that the demolition was in line with the government’s urban renewal programme.

According to Onwuemeodo, “it is regrettable that Captain Iheanacho is finding it difficult to tell his audience that his house was never touched, but the fence of the house, alongside other fences that encroached on the Orlu-Amakohia Road, where dualisation work is taking place.

“It is not an exercise against Iheanacho or against any person, but an exercise for the good of the state.”

In another development, the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Chief Acho Ihim, has assured that the state government will soon embark on massive construction and rehabilitation of the dilapidated roads in Okigwe Local government Area.

He gave the assurance after touring some of the roads already primed for asphalting.


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