Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that Emeka Ihedioha, the governor-elect in state, is only interested in the state’s treasury just like a “Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) man”.
Okorocha speaking via his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Friday in Owerri, said Ihedioha must wait till he is sworn in, before he makes such directives.
“Emeka Ihedioha, who was declared the winner of the governorship election in the state by Prof Francis Ezeonu, does not have the right or locus standi yet, to harass or give directives to financial institutions in the state over their dealings with the state government.
“The media report quoting Ihedioha to have given such directive is unfortunate and a sign of ugly things to come. Otherwise, Ihedioha should not have been the first, of all the governors-elect in the country, to issue such directive.
“We are also not surprised at his issuing the directive, because as a PDP man, his interest, first and foremost, will be the treasury of the state, and the policy or the slogan of ‘share the money’ will soon come back, but he should exercise patience and wait till he is sworn in.
“He shouldn’t be in a hurry. There is a government in place and until May 29, 2019, that government should continue.”