Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha has denied ordering the ongoing demolition of one of the Akachi towers, one of the monuments erected by his predecessor.
The demolition is coming barely 24 hours after Ihedioha assumed office.
Scores of Imo indigenes have condemned the action, stating the monument was constructed with public funds and should not be pulled down to spite the former administration.
The monument, a massive tower with the symbol of a hand on the Zenith, representing the hand of God, sits on an expansive plot of land, reserved for religious purposes.
There are fears Ihedioha will also demolish other monuments in Owerri, the state capital, especially the famous statues.
But the governor denied ordering the demolition.