Ihedioha washes hands off demolition of Okorocha’s monument

Posted by News Express | 30 May 2019 | 3,916 times

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•Demolition of Akachi tower in progress

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has promptly washed his hands off the demolition of a monument built by the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha.

His Special Adviser, Steve Osuji, said the governor is not aware of the demolition of any structure and never gave such directive.

According to him the new governor is in the Government House trying to settle down in his office.

Ihedioha was sworn-in as the sixth Executive governor of the state on Wednesday.

The Akachi tower, one of the many tourist attractions built by the former governor, was demolished on Thursday afternoon.

It was built on a reclaimed dumpsite that was abandoned by previous administration

The demolition exercise was supervised by soldiers who barred journalists from covering the exercise.

The Akachi monument was one of the structures commissioned by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo barely one week ago.

The monument, a massive tower with the symbol of a hand on the Zenith, representing the hand of God, sits on an expansive plot of land, reserved for religious purposes.

There are fears that the new governor will also demolish other monuments in Owerri, the state capital, especially the famous statues.

•Based on reports by NAN and The Nation.


Source: News Express

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