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IMO: Okorocha warns gov-elect Ihedioha to stop issuing directives to govt bankers



IMO: Okorocha dares Ihedioha, says he cannot order his arrest

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has warned the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, to desist from giving directives to banks handling the finances of the state.

The governor frowned at the move by Ihedioha, saying he (Ihedioha) lacked the constitutional power to give such directives.

The governor described the governor-elect as one who is coming only after the treasury of the state.

Okorocha gave these warnings in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary on Friday in Owerri.

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He said, “Emeka Ihedioha, who was declared winner of the governorship election in Imo State by Prof. Francis Ezeonu-led INEC in Owerri, does not have the right or locus yet to harass or give directives to the financial institutions in the state over their dealings with the state government.

“The media report quoting Ihedioha as having given such directive is unfortunate and a sign of ugly things to come. Otherwise, Ihedioha should not have been the first of all the governors-elect in the country to issue such directive.

“We are also not surprised at his issuing the directive because as a PDP man, his interest, first and foremost, will be the treasury of the state, and the policy or the slogan of ‘Share the money’ will soon come back. But he should exercise patience and wait till he is sworn-in.

“He shouldn’t be in a hurry. There is a government in place and until May 29, 2019, that government should continue”.

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