Breaking: Confusion as Nigerian Governor Sacks Aides, Advisers, Others with Immediate Effect
- Aides, advisers, and some personal assistants of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu have been disengaged
- The Abia state governor's aides were told on the night of Monday, October 24, to stop working with immediate effect
- This is a very confusing and strange situation as the southeast governor is yet to give any reason for dissolving the body of aides
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Abia - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has dissolved his body of aides, which includes special advisers, senior special assistants, and others.
Okezie's decision, made on Monday, October 24, was contained in a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Chris Ezem, The Punch reports.
Although no reason was given for the dissolution, it is to be carried out with immediate effect.
How Ikpeazu, Ortom ‘suffered’ for their loyalty, Wike makes stunning revelation
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state had threatened to expose some persons who had surreptitiously stopped the release of the loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Abia and Benue states.
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He stated that the motive was to punish Governor Samuel Ortom and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for standing with him to demand the resignation of the national chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu.
Wike spoke at the 58th birthday celebration of Ikpeazu in his country home of Umuobiakwa community in Obingwa Local Government Area on Tuesday.
This was contained in a statement issued by the media aide to Wike, Kelvin Ebiri, and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, October 19.
“I will tell you very soon, how money that was supposed to come to Abia State for my friend to use to develop Abia State was stopped recently by those who think they own this country, by those who think Ikpeazu did not support them.
“Because Ikpeazu supported me, they went and stopped Abia state from getting the money they are supposed to get to develop Ariara market.”
Wike, who was the special guest of honour at the event, was accompanied by the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose.
Why Ortom, Ikpeazu was denied CBN's loan
Wike explained that the CBN loan was a facility that is made available to every state of the federation, pointing out that Rivers State Government had accessed and secured the loan already.