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Urban Renewal: Nwosu commends Okorocha over decongestion of Douglas Road

The Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has commended the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha for decongesting Douglas road, in line with his urban renewal programme.
Briefing Newsmen shortly after his arrival from an overseas trip, Nwosu said that the decongestion of Douglas and relocation of the Ekeukwu Market was long over-due. He made it clear that it takes a visionary leader with courage and welfare of his subjects at heart to do that. He noted that Amawusa and Ekeukwu Market located along Douglas road have long constituted a security threat to the state while projecting it in a very bad light.
According to the Chief of Staff, no day passes without multiple reports of nefarious activities of miscreants who operate in the area and sometimes go scot-free through the multiple escape routes within the area.
The Ugwumba lauded the Governor for exhibiting qualities that distinguishes him as an exceptional leader who feels the heartbeat of his people.
He said, by action, the Governor has saved the state and its inhabitants from the dangers posed to their security by the activities that go on in the area, adding that Imolites and other residents can now heave a sigh of relief as the activities of touts, pick pockets, cultists, fraudsters, armed robbers, illegal tax collectors and other vices in the area have now been brought to a halt.
Meanwhile, Ugwumba has expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident of a 10 year old boy who was said to have been gunned down by a stray bullet as a result of some miscreants who attacked security men on duty with sophisticated weapons.
He urged the parents to take heart and take solace in the Lord even as he disclosed that the state government has intensified effort to unravel the mystery behind his death and take appropriate actions.
The Chief of Staff advised those who may have been negatively affected by the exercise to remain calm and take it in good faith as it would later turn out to be in their favour. He said that the responsive government is perfecting plans to cushion the effect on them.

Death Rumour: My son, Aham, hale and hearty – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has debunked the rumour making the rounds that his first son, Ahamefula Okorocha died in London Hospital.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor described the rumour peddlers as anti-Christ who do not know that God owns and holds life.
The statement reads thus:
“The attention of the government and good people of Imo State has been drawn to the false publication on the Social Media, talking about the death in London of Engineer Ahamefula Okorocha, first son of the State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
“The fact and indeed, the real story is that, contrary to the rumour from the kingdom of darkness, the young man is hale and hearty and the wish of the wicked ones would never, never prevail over him.
“Those who authored the fake death story only showed the level of their frustration and we won’t ask God to help them out or forgive them. They must reap whatever they have sown. The bible says, “tell the wicked it shall not be well with them”. And we do so to those behind this disturbing rumour.
“You can begin to ask why human beings created in the image of God would ever wish a promising young man like Aham death, no matter what could be their reason.
“It should also be recalled that sometime last year, when the governor traveled, these evil-minded elements also rumoured his death and that was also when the issue of Ekeukwu Market came up. And this time too, two weeks after the relocation of Ekeukwu Market, they have come up with the same death story and this time, the governor’s first son.
“What these disciples of anti-Christ do not know is that God owns and holds life. And that is why the Igbos would name their Children “Chinwendu” (God owns life) and “Chijindu” (God holds life).
“The general public should please disregard the death rumour. It is not true.”

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