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It will not be good for us to have a Road, then end up in the Hospitals - Owners of properties marked for demolition by Governor Alex Otti.
There is palpable tension at the OCHENDO International Conference Center Umuahia where Governor Alex Otti is meeting with owners of 160 properties marked for Demolition from Tower to Okpara Square in Umuahia Capital.
Recall our previous repoort on how the LP led Abia state government was set to demolish over 160 house to make way for the conversion of the already 4-Lane Ossah road to 6lane.
In the meeting today, Dr Alex Otti was represented by the Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Chaka Ikenna Chukwumereije who was addressing stakeholders and land owners/properties along Ossah road Umuahia, when one of the stakeholders rose up and said "Let him allow us to exhume the carcass of our late parents and rebury them somewhere else, moreover he also took his father's own to Arochukwu." Efoopu azu, amanye azu....it will not be good for us to have a road and then end up in hospitals due to high blood pressure"
|Live Photo from inside ICC Umuahia Complex|
Another person asked Gov. Otti, "Is it possible to start this road and finish up before December?"
"What will be the condition of people who will return to their homes by Xmas and see their buildings demolished?"
"With all due respect, you have to pay compensation before you demolish our structures.....we can't be displaced without any other place to stay"
The traditional rulers and others walked out from the meeting.
Watch video of moment Ndi Eze Walked out from the meeting and when a women advised the Government to develop alternative roads and leave their house alone.
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