The roforofo that is yielding its head in Imo state has taken a new course, following the alleged “unconstitutional” step of the state governor-elect, Owelle Rochas Okorocha by placing embargo on the state government’s accounts until he is sworn in on May 29, 2011.
Unyielding out-going Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim has through his agents who say “Okorocha’s action is illegal and unconstitutional” expressed fearlessness but dismay over the efforts of the governor-elect to freeze the state accounts.
Okorocha’s Chief of Staff, Prince Eze Madumere had written to banks doing business with Imo state government to halt all financial dealings until May 29, 2011. The directive, according to our source has made banks in Imo state to refuse to honour or issue cheques on behalf of the state government.
Political watchers of unfolding events in Imo state pre-election and post-election have reasoned that the duo of Rochas and Ohakim are in haste to undo one another. While a section condemn the action of the governor-elect on constitutional grounds, the other say it was a step in the right direction to check unnecessary last minute withdrawals by Ohakim and his team players.