‘Demolition of illegal structures in Abia not selective’
The Abia State government has described as baseless allegation that its destruction of illegal structures in Aba is selective. It said the allegation by state chapter of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) was misguided and ill conceived.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Godwin Adindu, at a press briefing in Umuahia, said the governor was not thinking along party lines.
He maintained that the demolition exercise was aimed at ensuring orderliness to Aba, ‘‘a city that ought to be the pride of Ndigbo’’.
He said, ‘‘If it happens that APGA people are the most affected in the demolition exercise, it means that they are the greatest offenders’’.
Adindu, who noted that demolition of illegal structure is not new, however stated that this is the first time in the state that a governor is giving the exercise the seriousness it deserves. He said the government has set up a rural urban development committee to transform to mini cities some rural communities like Omoba,Nbawsi, Ovim, Obehie, Akwete and Ohafia, adding that, such will reduce urban migration.
He appealed to Aba residents to be patient with the government in its efforts to rebuild Aba, assuring that the on-going road construction work in the city will soon be completed.