Uzodinma orders freezing of all Imo state bank accounts
The governor of Imo state, Sen. Hope Uzodinma on the 14th of January 2020 issued an order to freeze all bank accounts belonging to the Imo state government.
This was revealed in an “Order of Post No debit” issued by the director general of Uzodinma campaign organisation, Chief Cosmas Iwu to the accountant general of Imo state, states that no bank is to honour any transaction from the government of Chief Ihedioha or his officials.
The “Order of Post No debit” issued reads in part:
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.”
This is coming less than a day after the supreme court annulled the March of 9th 2019 election victory of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state.
The court judgement delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun ruled that the election from 388 polling units during the election were unlawfully excluded from the overall collated results that declared Ihedioha as the winner of the governorship election.
There is merit in this appeal, it is hereby allowed. Majority judgement of the lower court affirming the election of the 2nd Respondent is hereby set-aside”, Justice Kekere-Ekun held.