Soludo wants to Use my Wife’s Blood to Build Govt House

Titus Maduako Eleweke

Anambra State based Human Rights Activist and Convener of Recover Nigeria Project Comrade Osita Obi has stated that the state  governor Charles Soludo  cannot use his wife’s blood to build the state government house.

Comrade Obi who spoke with our reporter  in Awka Anambra state  capital on Wednesday said Soludo  demolished his house on 7th December, 2022 ,at the executive business district, Awka without notification or contact.

He said that  he legally acquired the  land from the  government of Anambra State and also got building plan approval from Awka Capital Territory Development Authority(ACTDA) .

According to him,the  house represents the life pension and gratuity of his  wife  who  retired as a  federal civil servant after 35 years in service.

He expressed worry that a government which is democratically elected could  act with respect to the citizens.

“Why is government punishing me? Why this wickedness being meted on me and my family? Why do government want to kill my wife? Anambra state government house and lodge should not be built with the blood of my wife. Please somebody should talk to us.

Today my wife’s health is in serious danger as a result of this action of Prof Charles Soludo. I have tried repeatedly and consistently to see the governor on this issue but of  no avail. I have been a friend to this government and have defended it when it matters most” he lamented.

He said his  wife’s health is in serious danger as a result of this action of Soludo ,and wondered if the governor is waiting for the death of his wife for   him to arrange for her burial ceremony.


Obi said he had   tried repeatedly and consistently to see  the governor on this issue but he refused  .

“This house represents the life pension and gratuity of my wife as a retired federal civil servant. We did not illegally enter into this land. We did not build on the land without approval” he said.

He  however,acknowledged that government has  power to take land anywhere including his  natural inheritance in his  village but government should do that with human face.

“I was never contacted by any government ministry, department or agency on this issue. Government treated  me and my wife as slaves not  as citizens. Despite my official communication with the governor on this issue he  refused to give me audience. Now that my wife is  hospitalised about this issue the Anambra state government can now come around to help me arrange for her funeral. I can’t believe that the government can be so wicked and mindless to a citizen like this. I repeat again, the government has every right and power to take my property but courtesy demands i should be consulted even if i am a  slave. This action can never alter my support and sympathy to your government” he said .

All the calls and messages  to the   Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) Mr Osita Onuko, and Press secretary to the governor Mr Christian Aburime were  not answered.


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