Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has, in a dramatic way terminated the appointments of 13 members of his cabinet including his Son-In-Law, Uche Nwosu, his Chief of Staff, whom he has been positioning to succeed him in office.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital, said the decision to sack the commissioners was to enable them go ahead with their political aspirations in 2019.
Others affected by the sack include Secretary to the Government of Imo state, George Eche; Principal Secretary to the Governor, Paschal Chigozie Obi; Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Kingsley Uju; Commissioner for Trade and Investment/commerce, Emma Ojinero, and Commissioner for Information. Nnamdi Obiareri.
Others are Commissioner for gender/social development, Ngozi Njoku, commissioner for market development, Lady Joy Mbawuike, commissioner for finance, Dan Nworie, commissioner for tertiary education, Obinna Mbata, special adviser on urban renewal, Simeon Iwunze, special assistant general duties, Obinna Amagwula and special assistant finance, Betty Uzoma.
Okorocha has been at loggerheads with members of his All Progressives Congress, APC in the state following his plot to install his son-inlaw as his successor.