How Okorocha incurred N2b debt for Imo govt

By Valentine Amanze

The Chief Emeka Ihedioha-led administration in Imo State has declared that it inherited over N2 billion debt from the immediate past government of Owelle Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement by Ndukwe Nnawuchi, SAN, titled, “Judgements, orders, garnishee orders and execution of court judgments,” the Attorney General of Imo State, on behalf of the government, acknowledged the existence of the debt.
He explained that the debts were incurred by the immediate past administration of Okorocha and now inherited by the new administration of Ihedioha, CON.
He pointed out that the present administration had been inundated and consistently harassed, embarrassed and put under pressure by the judgment creditors whose drive to execute the aforesaid judgments, orders and garnishee proceedings has brought the smooth running of government to a near halt, leading to an imminent collapse of government.
He alleged that the situation was deliberately hatched by the administration of the former Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha to stifle the administration of his successor in office.
The attorney general however re-affirmed the commitment of the Ihedioha-led government to the Rule of Law.
Besides, he appealed to all judgment creditors and beneficiaries of garnishee orders (whether nisi or absolute) to report at the chambers of the Honourable Attorney General, Imo State Secretariat, new Owerri, at 8.00am on Monday, July 1, 2019 with Certified True Copies of such Judgments and Orders for the purpose of initiating the process of resolving and ultimately satisfying the said judgments and Orders of court conveniently, amicably and without acrimony.
The measure, he said, would guarantee avoidable hardship to both judgment creditors and government.
“The understanding and cooperation of all concerned are hereby solicited, so that together we can rebuild Imo State,” he said.

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