As Nigerians rue the fire incident that rocked Ochanja market in Onitsha, Anambra State, the Igbo National Council, INC, has called on Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano to resign.

The INC in a statement signed by Mr. Chilos Godsent, President General of the Council and Victor Bieni Emenike, Publicity Secretary, INC, the group gave a summary of what was lost during the tragedy.

It said over “five lives including a woman and her child, destruction of over forty residential houses and over five thousand (5000) shops worth over two hundred billion Naira in less than four hours”.

According to the INC, its “investigation revealed that the inferno was as a result bad spots at upper-Iweka along Onitsha – Owerri road which caused a petrol tanker carrying fuel (PMS) to fall resulting to outburst of fire that destroyed the entire livelihood of over two hundred thousand Nigerians.

“We note that the said bad spots at upper – Iweka along Onitsha – Owerri road cannot cause Anambra State Government more than two million (N2,000,000.00) to repair.

“On the foregoing, the Igbo National Council (INC) therefore call on Governor Willie Obiano to immediately resign as Governor of Anambra State for his arbitrary negligence and gross ineptitude that has caused the Igbo race a monumental colossal and irreparable human, political and economic damage.

“We therefore call on the Anambra State House of Assembly to commence an impeachment process against Gov. Willie Obiano if he fails to voluntarily resign before October 23rd, 2019.

“In the addition, the INC call on the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command to immediately arrest and prosecute the Anambra State Commissioner for Works – Engr. Marcel Ejiofor and Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment – Mr. Don Adinuba respectively for willful violation of their oath of office, lies, negligence and ineptitude in the discharge of their duties as Commissioners.” the INC stated


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