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Imo gov-elect freezes state accounts

by OtownGist

The governor – elect of Imo State , Senator Hope Uzodinma , has given an order to all financial institutions where the state funds are maintained not to honour any draft till further notice .

This order came a few hours after the Supreme Court declared him the duly elected governor of the state on Tuesday .

A letter addressed to the regional directors and managers of all the financial institutions in Imo state and signed by Cosmos Iwu , director -general of Senator Hope Uzodinma campaign organization , on behalf of the governor -elect , ordered the financial institutions to “post no debit ” on all the accounts of the state domiciled in their banks till further directive .

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The three – paragraph letter , which was sighted by The PUNCH ‘s correspondent in Owerri on Wednesday , read , “Following the Supreme Court judgment of 14 , January 2020 , I am directed by his excellency , Senator Hope Uzodinma , to take this as your authority /instruction to place a post no debit 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 . Thanks for your cooperation .”

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