You Cannot Kick Us Out After We Voted For You – Anambra 'Ashawos' Tell Obiano
To who much is given, much is expected.
This is what commercial sex workers in Anambra seem to be making the state governor, Willie Obiano realise after some of them were displaced by state authorities' demolition exercise along the Onitsha/Enugu Highway.
The sex workers, it was gathered do their business in some of the destroyed structures.
According to a report, the exercise also affected some urchins who reportedly snatch personal effects of unsuspecting citizens.
A certain Linda, who is the leader of the sex workers in the area, chided Governor Obiano for giving approval for the demolition.
“So, this place has suddenly become ‘illegal structures’? This was where we voted for Obiano in the November 18 election.
“Why didn’t they demolish the so-called shanties before the election? The governor did not even consider giving us a notice before carrying this action. This is inhumane.
“We are human beings and we have the rights to shelter.
“But one thing is clear, nobody can force us out of this place. We shall obtain approved plans and build here. Nobody can render us homeless and jobless.”
The demolition exercise was confirmed by the governor’s security adviser, Chikodi Anara, who stated that the area is being polluted with human waste and illegal occupants.
The angry prostitutes destroyed shacks around their houses after they were rendered homeless and flushed out by officials of the Anambra State Urban Development Board (ASUDEB).