Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has fired his anointed successor and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as well as 12 other advisers and commissioners serving from his cabinet.
Until the sack, Uche Nwosu was chief of staff to the governor. Okorocha is allegedly backing Uche Nwosu to succeed him as he completes his tenure in the Government House after he was first elected in 2011 before winning re-election in 2015.
Those fired alongside Nwosu, are his deputy chief of staff, Kingsley Uju, his principal secretary, Paschal Obi, Special Adviser on Urban Renewal, Simeon Iwunze; Special Assistant General Duties, Obinna Amagwula; and Special Assistant on Finance, Betty Uzoma.
He also sacked the state’s Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Commerce, Emma Ojinero; Commissioner for Information,Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri; Commissioner for Gender and Social Development, Ngozi Njoku and Commissioner for Market Development, Joy Mbawuike.
Other officials that were fired include Commissioner for Finance, Obinna Mbata; Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dan Nworie and Secretary to the State Government, George Eche.
The sack was contained in a statement signed by Governor Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
According to him, the dismissal became necessary to enable the affected appointees to contest elective positions in the 2019 general elections, with the governor’s blessings. (Pulse.ng)