Traders Dreak Down In Tears As Governor Rochas Demolishes Popular Eke Ukwu Market In Owerri (See Photos)...

Owerri



The Imo state government this morning began the demolition of Eke Ukwu market in Owerri the state capital. Armed mobile police officers accompanied government officials that are carrying out the demolition.

A visit to the scene yesterday, traders were seen packing in tears as they reveal that the market is part of their traditional heritage and should not be demolished but instead upgraded to a shopping mall.

An affected trader emotionally told Lailasblog.com.

‘I just paid a non-refundable fee for a shop for 6 months on Thursday, how do I go about this, this is total wickedness and selfishness..I will only leave it for God’
Another random trader said;

‘He claims to be the people’s governor, but couldn’t listen to them when they needed him’
The state governor, Rochas Okorocha and residents of the state have been at loggerheads after he disclosed plans by his administration to demolish the market due to the serious traffic trading activities that the market causes along the road.

The Eke-Ukwu Owerri market is said to be as old as Owerri, and located just opposite the popular catholic church in Owerri, St. Paul’s. (Photos below)












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