- Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the governor of Imo state
- Uzodinma was sworn in alongside is deputy, Professor Placid Njoku
- APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha were among those present at the event
Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn-in as the governor of Imo state.
The new governor was sworn in alongside his deputy, Professor Placid Njoku.
The swearing-in ceremony which was held at the Imo state government House was administered by the chief justice of the state, Justice Pascal Nnadi.
This came a day after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared Uzodinma the elected governor of the state.
According to Channels TV, the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of the State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and governorship candidate of APGA in the 2019 governorship election, Ifeanyi Ararume were among those in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Hope Uzodinma, issued an order directing banks to freeze all accounts belonging to the state government with effect from January 14, 2020.
Leadership reports that the order from Uzodinma instructed all financial institutions and the accountant-general of Imo state, not to honour any transaction from the government of chief Emeka Ihedioha or his officials.
The order was made public by Chief Cosmas Iwu, the director-general, Hope Uzodinma’s Campaign Organisation in a statement.
“Following the Supreme Court judgment of 14th January 2020, I am directed by His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma to take this to your authority/instruction to place a Post No Debit (PND) order on all accounts of the Imo state government maintained in your various institutions.
“You are by this letter, directed to comply and await further instructions from the office of His Excellency, the executive governor of Imo state.” the statement read in part.
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