The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has given the immediate past Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, up to midnight of Tuesday, June 4, 2019, to do a proper handover to his government, or face dire consequences.
Ihedioha spoke at the Government House, in Owerri, during the swearing into Office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Uche Onyeaguocha, and Chief of Staff, Chris Okewulonu.
The Governor afterwards, ordered the Permanent Secretary, and Head of Service, under Okorocha, to quickly prepare all the necessary documents and hand them over to the SSG, and Chief of Staff, before tomorrow’s midnight.
The Governor also called on Imo people, who desire to have a feel of the dilapidation in the Government House at the moment, to feel free to do so.
Ihedioha’s warning is coming days after he claimed that it has been very difficult for him as Governor, to operate from the current Imo State Government House, and in addition, that he does not have documents to work on as a new Governor.
As it is now, Ihedioha is yet to make public where he will be operating from, to administer his official duties as the Governor of the State, in the meantime.
Ihedioha briefly said: “I direct Head of Service and Permanent Secretary, to ensure a complete handover of all government properties, the last administration utilised on behalf of Imo people, to SSG and Chief of Staff of Imo State Government. I want the process to be completed by midnight tomorrow, or face the dire consequence.
“I spoke to Imo people, that we will start work, we will resume work. We will give no excuses of not performing. We will give dividend of democracy, irrespective of the status of the state of facilities I inherited.
“The government that ended was not prepared to handover, or ready to receive us. I thank Imo people for receiving us, and we shall serve the State with the fear of God.”