New Imo State Governor orders banks to freeze State Accounts


The governor-elect of Imo State, has 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.

He said that he was directed by Senator Hope Uzodinma to take the instruction to place a Post No Debit (PND) order on all accounts of the Imo State Government maintained in various institutions.

Meanwhile, Newsflagship Online had reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari has described the judgment of the Supreme Court on the appeal against the victory of former Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha as a well-deserved victory” to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its gubernatorial candidate, Hope Uzodinma.

 The president also commended the Supreme Court for its “courage and perseverance” in the decision to return Uzodinma’s mandate. He said that under the new administration, a new journey to build a new Imo with new energy is about to begin.

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The party, in its official reaction to the judgement, which favoured Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), recalled how Ihedioha came fourth at the poll and wondered how such a person could be declared the winner of the election. The PDP lamented that the people’s collective destiny had been taken from the governor they chose and handed over to someone and a political party that the residents do not want.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally given certificate of return to the new Imo Governor

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