The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the demolition and forceful eviction carried out by Governor Rochas Okorocha at the Popular Eke Ukwu Market in Imo state.
The opposition party in a statement released by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, its National Publicity Secretary, described the act and the use of men of the Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies as violent.
This violent eviction is all the more condemnable because it was carried out in violation of a pending Order granted by an Imo State High Court restraining the Imo State Government from demolishing the Market and Evicting the Traders.
This action, sadly, follows a pattern of the Use of the Apparatus of State Security to forcefully and violently carry out evictions of ordinary Nigerians from valuable property in blatant violation of Court Orders.
Citing Lagos state government’s forceful demolition of the waterfront communities, PDP said the government must respect the rule of law as the actions violated court orders.
As much as we acknowledge the deals of Development and the Construction of critical infrastructure, these ideals must be pursued within the confines of respect for the Rule of Law as well as in a humane manner that preserves the dignity of indigent Nigerians while giving them viable and affordable alternatives regarding where to live, grow and trade.
Unfortunately, the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not recognise such valuable ideals and as such, continues to design, promote and pursue anti-people policies.
The party called for the immediate investigation of the extra-judicial murders, saying the culprits must be brought to book.topics from