A plea has gone to Imo State Government
to discontinue the massive demolition exercise
going on in Owerri municipality and its environs.
The Parish Priest of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church,
Okwu, Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state,
Rev. Fr. Cammy Mario Egeole, made the plea in a
prophetic message he called “Governor Rochas
Okorocha, how come you forgot so soon?”
The cleric reminded the governor that the hapless
and helpless people are getting frustrated,
devastated and directionless.
“Do you know that many people have died
because of your sudden demolition saga? Some are
frustrated, devastated and directionless, with the
prevalent economic hardship in the land,” Fr.
While seeking to know who advised the governor
to commence the demolition now and in this
outrageous manner, the Catholic cleric also
appealed to Okorocha to wind down the tinted
windows of his vehicle and see the pain, regret and
agony visited on the citizenry by his administration since the massive demolition started.
“Bringing down the hard earned houses and stores
of your fellow man without compensation because
an ephemeral power is in your possession today, is
uncharitable and ungodly. Have you forgotten that
this power will shift hands in 2019?,” Egeole asked.
Continuing, the priest said that as a messenger of
God, he was duty bound to call him to order when
“Please, retrace your steps quickly. Imo is in
shambles and Imolites are suffering terribly. The
seeming silence in the land is not a sign of conquer
as many have posited”, Fr. Egeole said.
He reminded the Governor that God’s anger does
not burn immediately, pleading that he should pity
the current and future generations.