Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has denied renaming Assumpta Avenue in Owerri, the state capital, after President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Wednesday in Owerri described reports about the alleged name change as misinformation from the opposition parties.
The statement quoted Okorocha as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari Road began from Government House Roundabout, Owerri and terminated at Warehouse Roundabout.
Okorocha said that the purported claim was to create impression of misunderstanding between the Catholic faithful and the government.
He also said Imo government was not in any war with the Catholic Church and urged mischief makers to desist from creating tension in the state.
According to the statement, the government was shocked when some youths destroyed a brick with the inscription Muhammadu Buhari Road at the popular Assumpta Roundabout on Tuesday.
The youths claimed Okorocha was planning to rename the road Buhari.