Imo Gov Emeka Ihedioha says he’s not responsible for demolishing monument built by Okorocha;
Imo state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has rebuffed claims his responsible for destroying a tower built by his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha.
The Akachi tower in Imo State, a monument built by the Rochas Okorocha and commissioned by the Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on May 17, has been demolished on Thursday.
In a statement on Thursday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Steve Osuji, claimed that angry residents of the state tried to pull it down.
“Imo State government has no hand in the demolition of Akachi statue.
“Contrary to reports emanating from Owerri, the Government of Imo State has no hand in the pulling down of the gargantuan Akachi statue near Aba Road, Owerri.
“In the same vein, government seizes this opportunity to warn Imo people to desist from unruly behavior and remain law abiding as anyone caught breaking the law would be prosecuted. The security agencies have been put on alert to maintain law and order across the state.
“At about noon on Thursday, a mammoth crowd had besieged the Akachi statue hacking at it and trying to pull it down, apparently acting in pent up anger.
“According to reports, Imo people seem to have nursed a loathing for the statue right from the beginning, considering it a monument that portends ominous auguries for the people of the state,”