Posted on Wed 12 Sep 2018, 02:03 PM

About 13 commissioners and advisers have been sacked by the Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday. 

 

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo who issued a statement in Owerri,  the affected appointees were relieved of their duties to enable them pursue their political ambition as they are all contesting elective positions on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.

 

The affected appointees are; the Secretary to the state government, George Eche; Chief of staff, Uche Nwosu  who has been reported to be anointed by the governor as his successor.

 

Also affected are the  deputy chief of staff, Kingsley Uju;  principal secretary, Paschal Obi; Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dan Nworie; Commissioner for Finance, Obinna Mbata; Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Commerce, Emma Ojinero.

 

The list include Commissioner for Information, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri; Commissioner for Market Development, Joy Mbawuike; and Commissioner for Gender,  Social Development, Ngozi Njoku; Simeon Iwunze the Special Adviser Urban Renewal; Obinna Amagwula, Special Assistant General Duties and Betty Uzoma, Special Assistant Finance. 

 

Apart from George Eche, who is vying for the APC governorship ticket as against the Governor's instructions to contest for the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala House of Representative seat, all the other affected officers have the support of Governor Rochas Okorocha. 

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