Governor-elect Hope Uzodinma has ordered the immediate freezing of all Imo state accounts domiciled in financial institutions. The order, coming on the heels of his victory at the Supreme Court, directs all financial institutions to “post no debit”, to not to honour any draft or withdrawal on the accounts till further notice.
In his first overt act of office, Uzodinma sent a letter addressed to the regional directors and managers of the financial institutions the state government has accounts in. The letter was signed by Cosmos Iwu, the director-general of Uzodinma’s campaign organization.
“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,” the letter reads in part.