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Wike went too far but did the right thing – Nnamdi Kanu wades into Hotel Demolition saga
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wades into the controversial demolition saga between the Rivers State government and Hotel Operators in Eleme Local government.
Governor Nyesom Wike had on Sunday 10 May 2020 inspected the demolition of two hotels in alode, Eleme Local government, belonging to Osarowa Osarojiji (supposed PDP member) over disobedience to observe lockdown order issued by the governor in the state.
Wike had on Thursday 7 May, extended an executive order to restrain movement, closure of Markets, Restaurants, Beer parlours, Resorts, Hotels, religious centre including wedding and burials in the state in view to arresting the continued spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
He also announced lockdown of all border movement including sea, road and air.
The falling of both buildings has attracted public outcry from both party line, religious and sympathizers.
In a statement shared on his Facebook page on Monday evening, Nnamdi Kanu said the governor went too far but his action is in right direction adding that other political leaders did same both Nasir El-Rufai
Kanu blamed the hotel operators for flattering the order which would escalate deadly virus throughout the Southern region.
Stressing further, the IPOB leader noted that the hotel would have aided the spread of COVID-19 by allowing infected patients in or by “inadvertently providing accommodation to Fulani killers streaming into our towns and villages from the God-forsaken North.
Meanwhile, just as some Northern governors engaged in relocating all Almajiris to their home states, Southern states appeared to be in deep danger following inflow of Almajiri children moving into the region despite nationwide lockdown.
Rivers, Enugu, Anambra, Benue, Lagos states have recorded a series of migrants attempting to illegally force their way into the states.