Gov Ihedioha Demolishes Tower Built By Okorocha
The Governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha has announced the demolition of a tower built by the administration of Rochas Okorocha, his predecessor.
The Governor was sworn in on Wednesday after Okorocha finished his mandated two terms of eight years.
The demolition of Akachi tower, a tourist attraction, began on Thursday, with soldiers coordinating the exercise.
The tower, which was inaugurated by Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president, was said to have been built on a reclaimed dumpsite by the former governor to promote tourism in the state.
The former governor is known for building statues and monuments around Owerri, the state capital.
However, there were rumors that the state government might destroy other statues built by Okorocha.
Speaking during his inaugural address, Ihedioha said Okorocha’s administration degraded institutions and values in the state.
“The outgoing administration degraded and destroyed most of our institutions and values,” the governor said.
“The legislature, the judiciary, and the civil service, all suffered grievous assaults, with the house of assembly made redundant and court orders routinely disregarded.
But Imo State will, as always, endure. Imo will revive and prosper again.
“We urge you to be courageous in this conviction, for we are not captives of fear.
“We will not waste a day getting to work to renew the Imo promise of our founding fathers. Therefore, we will take appropriate measures to restore faith and confidence in the government.”