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Imo State Governor, Uzodinma sacks SAs, SSAs

Post created on June 5, 2021

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sacked all his Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants on Friday, according to a report from the PUNCH.

According to the report, the governor made the announcement shortly after presiding over a meeting at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber, Government House in Owerri.

This development is coming two weeks after Uzodinma sacked 20 commissioners.

The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who confirmed the sacking, said the governor took the decision in the overall interest of the people of the state as advised by a board constituted by the governor.

In a statement, the commissioner said, “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

“The whole idea is in the best interest of the people of the state. There is no ill motive about it. The governor constituted a committee and it advised him in that direction. That is the whole essence of it.”

Earlier on Thursday, Governor Uzodinma accused the opposition and aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fueling the rising levels of insecurity in the southeast state.

The governor made the comment when he inaugurated a security council at the grassroots level to proffer solutions to the state’s security challenges.

According to the same report, the affected aides were more than 100.

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