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Why I ordered the demolition of Eke-Ukwu market – Okorocha

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-The demolition was done to protect the Imo people from a female deity.

Okorocha explains why he ordered the demolition of Eke-Ukwu market.

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has on Sunday given reasons for ordering the demolition of popular Eke-Ukwu market in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

According to the governor, the demolition was embarked on, to save the Imo people from a female deity.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha alleged that ahead of the 2019 governorship election, some politicians in the state had begun administering oath on citizens.

The statement reads in part: “The State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has warned certain politicians in the state, especially those with governorship ambition against administering oath on Imo people who are either members or officials of their political parties.

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“The governor also advised members and officials of the political parties not to subscribe or allow themselves to be subjected to oath taking for any reason by any politician or aspirant because it is ungodly to do so.

“One of the first things I did on assumption of office as governor was to build a befitting chapel in front of the Government House and also erected the statue of a man with the Holy Bible in his hand to show Imo people the direction of his administration.

“And one of the reasons I also decided to demolish and relocate Ekeukwu Market was when the unfounded story of a female deity owning the market came up and I resolved that Imo people would never be in a market said to be owned by a deity.”

 


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