Uzodinma freezes of Imo bank accounts


Governor-elect of Imo State, 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.

The order was contained in a letter signed by Cosmos Iwu, director-general of Hope Uzodinma campaign organisation, on behalf of the governor-elect.

The three-paragraph letter 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.”

Uzodinma who came a distant fourth position was on Tuesday declared the winner of the March 19 Imo governorship election by a seven-man panel of the supreme court, which nullified Emeka Ihedioha’s victory on grounds that Uzodinma polled the highest votes in the elections.

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