The Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State has accused the outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha of withdrawing 17bn form the state’s account.
The Imo State governor, Okorocha while reacting to the allegation called on the public to ignore that statement by the opposition party, he stated that the party lacks the right to harass the current government and the financial institutions until they are sworn
PDP had accused the Governor of making withdrawals from Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Skye Bank (Polaris) amounting to over N17bn between Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and Thursday, March 14, 2019.
“In the last two days alone, Governor Okorocha and his cronies transferred ownership and re-registered more than 150 government vehicles to individuals. Government property including furniture and electronics in Government House, Owerri, are being moved out to Ogboko, Ideato South, the governor’s country home.”
“About 300 uninstalled transformers have been moved to the governor’s home in Ogboko,”
Reacting to the allegation, Okorocha, through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said: “There is a government in place and until May 29, 2019, that government should continue to work in the interest of the state and her people and also continue to carry out programmes and policies for the same purpose, until its tenure ends. To begin to harass or give directives to financial institutions in the state is an act of hostility and they should know that.”
“The financial institutions in the state should disregard such directive and continue to do the right thing and take the right action since the best they can do is to confront the outgoing government on any financial transaction they have reservations about when they take over,”