Governor of Imo State , Rochas Okorocha , has said that governor – elect , Emeka Ihedioha , has no constitutional powers to issue directives to banks when he has not yet been sworn in as governor .Okorocha , in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary on Friday in Owerri , said the governor – elect was “ behaving like a typical member of the Peoples Democratic Party ;” and that he is “ only interested in the state treasury. ”
He said , “ Emeka Ihedioha , who was declared winner of the governorship election in Imo State by Prof . Francis Ezeonu – led INEC in Owerri , does not have the right or locus yet to harass or give directives to the financial institutions in the state over their dealings with the state government .
‘ The media report quoting Ihedioha as having 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 . ”