- In what will shock many people, all special advisers and senior special assistants have been sacked by Uzodinma
- According to the state government, the government took the decision in the interest of the people of Imo state
- Meanwhile, it is believed that more than 100 aides are affected by the mass sack by the federal government
Owerri, Imo state: In what will sadden those affected, Governor Hope Uzodinma, has sacked all his special advisers and senior special assistants.
The Imo state government made this known after presiding over a meeting at the Sam Mbakwe Exco chamber at the government house in Owerri.
The latest development came two weeks after Uzodinma sacked 20 out of his 28 Commissioners.
The sack was confirmed by the state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba. He said the governor took the decision in the overall interest of the people of the state.
“Yes, the story is true. The governor took the decision following a recommendation by a board he constituted in this regard. The idea is to make governance effective and is in the best interest of the people of the state. There is no ill-motive about it.”
The number of aides affected is more than one hundred in number.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that amid the worsening insecurity in Imo the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Hope Uzodimma.
The call was made by Charles Ugwuh, the state chairman of the party at a news briefing in Owerri on Wednesday, June 2. According to the party chairman, Uzodimma had demonstrated his inability to protect the lives and property of the people.
While charging the governor to account for the lives of security agents and other residents killed, the opposition party called on Uzodimma to take full responsibility for the problems.
In another development, the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has declared that the insecurity in the state is politically motivated.
The ruling party in the state made the declaration in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, June 3 by the chairman of the APC in Imo, Prince Marcillinus O. Nlemigbo.
Nlemigbo was reacting to a press release by the Imo state chapter of the People's Democratic Party, (PDP) earlier in the day.