Somtochukwu hospital built by the immediate past governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been demolished by the current governor of the State, Hope Uzodimma.

In this act, many commentators have described it as a badly thought-out act of political vendetta. 

It is known that the hospital was named Somtochukwu Hospital, after a lad who was killed by a stray bullet when the old but major market, Ekeonunwa Market on Douglas Road Owerri in Ekeonunwa Street was being demolished. 

The hospital had been fully completed, structurally, but was yet to be furnished before it was demolished. 

Now with the demolition, Uzodinma is said to be trying to warm his way into the hearts of Owerri people with plans to build a market for the people of Owerri.
According to Chief Joseph Nze, a community leader in Owerri, said, "the idea of demolishing the new hospital is an affront on the people of the State. 

"This hospital and many other such structures built by the Okorocha administration were not built with the former governor's personal funds, he built them with Imo State funds, public funds. 

"So, when you go on a demolition spree of projects initiated by your predecessor, when you haven't built any at all, you should know that you are not fighting Okorocha, but fighting Imo people."