Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, on Thursday, cautioned staff of the state to ignore directives from the state’s governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, relating to the discharge of their official duties.
Okorocha referred to as on staff of the state to ignore Ihedioha’s directives as a result of the governor-elect was solely making noise.
He was reacting to a Ihedioha’s directive that civil servants within the Ministry of Lands ought to cease the issuance of Land titles forthwith or be penalised.
In a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor insisted that he was the one one with the Constitutional proper to present a directive till the top of his administration.
The assertion reads: “A Press Launch with the referenced Caption, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, by means of his media aide acknowledged that “Processing, Issuance, Execution and Assortment of Certificates of Occupancy in respect of land throughout the Owerri Capital Territory are hereby suspended.
“He threatened to cope with “all of the Civil Servants, Public Officers, Particular Aides and Authorities Officers in all Departments of Authorities” who would disobey this order.
“We wish to ask these talked about within the press launch to disregard each the directive and the menace. There isn’t any Workplace like governor-elect within the Structure of Nigeria or in another identified ordinance.
“In different phrases, there is just one workplace of the governor within the State. And Owelle Rochas Okorocha is the Occupant of that Workplace now.
“Owelle Okorocha is the one one which has the Constitutional proper to problem such directives not the governor-elect. Subsequently, these involved ought to proceed to do their works with out worry of molestation since they haven’t contravened any legislation of the land or any Civil Service rule.
“And the actions of presidency can’t be saved on maintain as a result of somebody has been declared winner of a contentious governorship election.
“As soon as once more, Chief Ihedioha ought to stay civil till he’s sworn-in on Might 29, 2019. When he is available in, he is aware of what to do on any motion taken by Owelle Okorocha’s administration. It doesn’t require an excessive amount of noise or rascality.
“Rochas Okorocha has reworked Imo State to a really giant extent. Launched and ensured free schooling from Main to the College since 2011, made Owerri a befitting State Capital with eight to 12 lane-roads and avenue lights.
“Certainly, Rochas Okorocha has multiple thousand verifiable initiatives to his credit score. PDP solely promoted share-the-money coverage and dwelt extensively on merriment with costly wines like MOET, XO, HENNESY as their selection drinks.
“And we don’t anticipate them to carry out any magic this time. So, they need to curtail the entire noise. We all know their capability.”