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Breaking: Imo Governor, Uzodinma Sacks 20 Commissioners From His Cabinet

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Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State has sacked 20 of his Commissioners.

NationsTrends gathered that the sledge-hammer fell on the political appointees Wednesday afternoon, with 20 out of his 28 commissioners affected.

Source said, the eight commissioners not affected by the announcement were of the ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology.

It was earlier reported that the governor alleged two weeks ago that some of his appointees were moles sabotaging his administration.

The sacking of the 20 commissioners came just one month after the governor reshuffled his cabinet and appointed new Commissioners for Finance and Health.

The sacking came as a surprise to the affected appointees, as there was no sign that the announcement would be made.

It was gathered that the affected commissioners were in their offices on Wednesday afternoon when the news broke.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Nwachuku Oguwike, who confirmed the development to newsmen, said that the governor wished the affected appointee well in their future endeavours.

The governor’s spokesperson said, “The news is correct. 20 commissioners were affected while eight were not affected. The reason is to infuse new blood and add more value to the governance system of the state.”

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