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Okorocha says he deliberately abandoned refuse dump to punish residents

07 October 2016, 17:04

Owerri - The Imo State government has said that it deliberately abandoned the refuse along Douglas Road, Owerri, to get back at Owerri people who have been battling the state government, over the relocation of the market.

The Chief Press Secretary to the government Samuel Onwuemeodo said this while reacting to the priest who celebrated his birthday in front of a refuse dump on Oct. 1 in order to raise awareness of the problem.

 The Governor’s CPS fumed that “Owerri people must be made to understand that they cannot eat their cake and have it.”

He further explained that “there is a court order restraining government from tampering with the market and this also explains why we left the refuse.”

Most of the citizens who called into the programme, described the abandonment of the huge refuse as “a damnable plot to inflict hardship and disease on the people and not to respect a court order.”

- News 24


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