Get sworn in before issuing directives, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

Get sworn in before issuing directives, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

- Imo state governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha has been asked by Governor Okorocha to desist from giving directives to financial institutions in the state

- The governor-elect was asked to be patient and wait until he is sworn in before issuing directives to financial institutions

- Okorocha described the directive by Ihedioha in Owerri as unfortunate and a sign of ugly things to come

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has cautioned the governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha to desist from giving directives to financial institutions in the state over their dealings with the state government.

Okorocha issued the caution in a release signed by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to newsmen in Owerri on Friday, March 15.

The Imo governor described the directive by Ihedioha in Owerri on Thursday as “unfortunate and a sign of ugly things to come".

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He advised the governor-elect to be patient and wait until he was sworn in before issuing directives to financial institutions.

The governor said that: “There is a government in place and until May 29, 2019, that government should continue to work in the interest of the state and her people and also continue to carry out programmes and policies for the same purpose.

“To begin to harass or give directives to financial institutions in the state is an act of hostility. Financial Institutions in the state should disregard such directive and continue to do the right thing and take the right action.

“The best that the governor-elect can do is to confront the outgoing government when he takes over on any financial transaction he has reservations at."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Imo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged that the outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, withdrew over 17 billion naira from different bank accounts of the state within two days.

The chairman of PDP in Imo state, Chief Charles Ezekwem, in a release, alleged that the governor made major withdrawals from financial institutions in the state which he said amounted to over 17 billion naira.

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He said: “Between Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14, 2019, Governor Rochas Okorocha has made major withdrawals from Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Skye Bank amounting to over 17 billion naira.”

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Source: Legit.ng

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