14th Dec 2017
IMO PDP CONDEMN GOV OKOROCHA OVER THE FORCEFUL EVICTION OF TRADERS FROM NEW MARKET OWERRI.
The Peoples Democratic Party, IMO State Chapter has condemned in its entirety the forceful eviction of New Market Traders by the Rescue Mission Government of Rochas Okorocha.
The party described the eviction as unfortunate and ill-timed considering the Yuletide Season when the people are preparing for Christmas.
It is now obvious that Gov Okorocha does not know or respect God. If he knows God, he will not be embarking on unnecessary eviction of traders at the New Market at a critical time like this when he should be in sober reflection meditating on the backlash from the already demolished markets of Eke Ukwu Owerri, the Amaraku Market, the World Bank Market and all other markets he has hitherto damaged, destroyed and demolished.
“We are aware of the incessant and unnecessary demolitions in several parts of IMO State since the last quarter of this year. Whereas no compensation of any kind is given to these traders, Gov Okorocha cannot boast to have completed relocation of any of the markets he demolished in the last few months before embarking on a fresh demolition exercise. We view this as a wicked, ungodly and forceful witch hunt exercise of New Market traders as UNFORTUNATE and IIL-TIMED while calling on the New Market Traders to remain calm and law abiding.”
The Imo state PDP hereby call on Governor Okorocha to stop further punishment of Imo people by suspending any kind of demolition and destruction of people’s property with impunity.