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⁠Why Okorocha Dissolved His Cabinet, Sacked All Commissioners


Elombah.com has gathered more of details behind the report that the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha dissolved his cabinet and sacks all commissioners.

According to our report on Tuesday, Okorocha also dissolved the local government transition councils.

A source close to Governor Okorocha’s camp informed Elombah.com that the visible angry governor had expressed great dissatisfaction over the state of affairs in the state.

He also revealed that Okorocha had, for some time, been threatening to dismiss the cabinet unless he perceives a sharp turn of events in the state.

Things got to a crescendo over the weekend when “the peoples’ governor” felt he has had enough  and wielded the big axe.

Our source revealed, however, that he exercised some restraints until the Democracy Day, which was commemorated on May 29, had come to pass.

Consequently, on Tuesday, May 30, he sacked the state executive council and the 27 local government transition committees.

A statement by the principal secretary to the governor, Pascal Obi said that he directed all former members of the executive to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries with immediate effect.

Mr. Obi quoted the governor as appreciating the contributions of the affected appointees and wishing them well in their future endeavours.

According to him, the secretary to the government, the chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, who also doubles as Governor Okorocha’s son-in-law, chairmen and members of statutory commissions such as ISEC, Civil Service Commission, local government service commission were not affected.

“Also not affected in the cabinet shake off are the state universal basic education board, the judicial service commission, and the House of Assembly Service Commission.

“The governor also dissolved the 27 transition committees (TC) of the 27 local government areas in the state.

“The Transition Committee (TC) chairmen are advised to hand over to the directors of administration and general services of their respective council areas.

“The governor appreciates the contributions of the TC chairmen to the success of the rescue mission and wishes them well in their future endeavours,” Mr. Obi said in the statement.

The state government is yet to issue an official statement which elombah.com will publish as soon as they are released.

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