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Imo State Govt. Abandons Huge Refuse Dump on The Road to “get back at Owerri people who have been battling the state government over the relocation of the market”



Refuse Dump Along Douglas Road in Owerri

The Refuse Dump Along Douglas Road, Owerri, Imo State

The Imo State Government on Thursday said that it deliberately abandoned the mountain of smelly refuse along the ever busy Douglas Road, Owerri, to get back at the indigenes who have been fighting the administration over the relocation of a market, Vanguard reports.

This was made know by Governor Rochas Okorocha‘s Chief Press Secretary, Samuel Onwuemeodo, on Hot 99.5 FM during an early morning public accountability phone-in programme.

“Government deliberately abandoned the refuse along Douglas Road, Owerri, to get back at Owerri people who have been battling the state government over the relocation of the market.

Owerri people must be made to understand that they cannot eat their cake and have it.

There is a court order restraining government from tampering with the market and this also explains why we left the refuse,” he said.

One of the callers on the programme said that the government’s act is “a damnable plot to inflict hardship and disease on the people and not to respect a court order.”

Another called, identified as Amaze said:

“From what the Governor’s Press Secretary has said, it is now very clear that the palpable hatred which Owerri people have been complaining about is real. The Governor must hate Owerri so much to allow this level of devastation and dirt in the city.”

Photo Credit: Vanguard


  1. madman

    October 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    This man is a terrorist. This is despicable. The health hazard associated with leaving garbage there is just unimaginable. May God kill and destroy the leaders who hold Nigeria hostage.

    • commenter

      October 9, 2016 at 2:24 am

      Actually, he is not a terrorist in the way we view it. He is mentally deranged and this is not me trying to be sarcastic. This is real. Rochas has schizophrenia and is not on our planet.

    • Amaa

      October 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

      He is I agree with you he is mentally disabled

  2. Marlvina

    October 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Smh! You see, most of these politicians have mental problem. It’s jst unfortunate that they’ve gained power to display their illness for all to see.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      October 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Please, don’t insult people with real and genuinely unfortunate mental problems.

      Rochas is a completely deliberate idiot – huge difference there. As in, the proper “I’m fully aware that I lack sense but I’ll keep wallowing and luxuriating in the deep gutter of my own ignorance” kind of idiot.

      I think it’s very important that you separate his clear aversion to common sense and this sort of dedicated stupidity, from the true sufferings of the mentally challenged.

    • Marlvina

      October 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Madam cut the long story short. He’s mentally deranged. There’s no other short-cut to explain his condition.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      October 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Dear M, there’s a point being made that you’re missing.

      He’s not mad. Mad people get a pass. You and I are encouraged to feel sympathy for mad people (& care for them).

      This is merely a stupid person who likes to do very stupid things.

    • Kosi

      October 8, 2016 at 7:25 am


    • Seriously

      October 8, 2016 at 9:36 am

      I agree. Nigerian politicans make deliberate decisions out of selfishishness, greed, abuse of power and straight up wickedness. Majority of them need anger management education. You are put there to serve others, the people as a whole not fuel personal hatred. This governor is clearly an evil person who doesn’t give a damn about anybody but himself.

  3. NG

    October 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    The tragedy of Nigerian politics. Now Okorocha is one of the saints and the new class of ‘saviours’ and ‘messiahs’ that the ruling party is said to represent– something gullible citizens have swallowed and fight energetically in the media and elsewhere to project.

    The right focus of asking the ruling party the evidence of their supposed change mantra in the states that were under their control in the past administration (every state not under PDP then falls in there) and since the advent of this new government is lost on people.

    What change policies did your Governors implement then and what are they showcasing now? That is the right question we need answers to if they seeming empty change cry is to have any modicum of sense.

  4. Mr. Egghead

    October 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I knew Okorocha’s second tenure would be a hot mess.
    Absolutely hot mess

  5. tunmi

    October 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Wowwww to feel that way is one thing, but to say it is another. Oya, what can be done now?

  6. hadiza

    October 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    This man is a loser. Very foolish governor. You were elected to serve us, we decided that relocation of the market is not good and u want to punish us for that?? what sort of idiots do we have in power?? Nigerian men are not fit to be in power. At all.

  7. Las

    October 7, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    The government is the total summof the people. Indigenes of Imo State, if you know this man doesn’t represent you, take the necessary steps.

  8. keke driver

    October 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    And to think that we trusted this guy…..I’m from owerri and it has NEVER been this bad, I don’t live there, but this picture makes me sad.

  9. Ethio

    October 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    does this not call for inarguable impeachment in a real democracy eh? look at what a government of a state is openly spewing! it’s about time God got to work, defend your defenseless children nah

  10. hadiza

    October 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Nigerians aren’t defenseless, they are plain stupid. We don’t know our rights anymore. We don’t know that we can impeach a useless and inefficient Governor. Nigerians don’t know what democracy means. We don’t know at all. Can this happen in developed country?? I bet u his ass would be out of power by Sunday.

  11. Busarni

    October 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Imooites deserve the kind of governor they have; They voted him with their clear eyes. After his tenure he will foist a stooge on them and they will still vote him. I pity them not…

  12. o

    October 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Look at the stalls and shops behind that heap…. Poor ppl still going about their normal businesses despite the stench that is only better imagined…. SMH. If he was God, he’ll probably have withheld oxygen in the state. Mschewwww

  13. Manny

    October 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Sometimes I think that we Nigerians deserve our leaders. Why is he still in power? Why can’t the people of Owerri rise up to get this idiot out of power. If only we know the power we have as citizens.

  14. Nk

    October 8, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Anyone sure his people made such a stupid and senseless comment! If this is true, then he deserves to be reported for causing a public health hazard. This could spell doom for him internationally

  15. Kosi

    October 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

    For a Government that is meant to serve people to make this statement clearly shows the state of this country. Sometimes I do wonder if we are cursed.

  16. Tosin

    October 8, 2016 at 8:17 am

    “palpable hatred” – nothing more to add

  17. Pellz

    October 8, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Really? Ijustdon’tgerrit. Did they refuse to pack the refuse or did they go and dump fresh refuse there?

  18. Nadi

    October 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Rochas okorocha is a man after the devil heart. *Spits*

  19. Nadi

    October 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    *Devil’s* beg my pardon

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