- Appointees of Governor Hope Uzodimma in Imo state with 2023 political ambitions have been asked to resign
- The governor gave the directive after a meeting of the state executive council at Government House, Owerri
- Governor Uzodimma's directive is similar to that of President Buhari who asked his ministers with political ambitions to throw in the towel
Owerri - Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, on Wednesday, May 11 asked all his appointees vying for various elective positions in the forthcoming 2023 general elections to resign.
The governor gave the order at the state executive council meeting, asking such persons to submit their respective resignation letters on or before Monday, May 16.
The order of Governor Uzodimma came on the same day President Muhammadu Buhari issued a similar directive in the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja.
President Buhari on Wednesday, May 11, asked ministers who have political ambitions ahead of the 2023 general elections to resign from their various offices with immediate effect.
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The president gave the order during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The spokesman of the government and minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed confirmed the order while speaking to journalists after the meeting.
Governor Hope Uzodimma says APC is a people-driven party in Nigeria
Meanwhile, Governor Uzodimma recently declared that the APC is a people-driven political party in Imo state and the whole of Nigeria.
Governor Uzodimma also said the ruling party will continue to rank high before Imolites and Nigerians at all times.
The Imo governor made the comment at the welcome ceremony of Chief Dr. McDonald Ebere, the state's APC chairman.
Buhari to commission two major roads in Imo upon completion
In a related development, President Buhari has agreed to commission the ongoing construction of the Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe roads upon completion in May 2022.
This was disclosed by Governor Uzodimma after a courtesy visit to the president at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, April 19 for a progress report on the ongoing road constructions and projects in the state.
President Buhari visited the southeast state in September 2021 to commission major projects across Imo.