The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has sacked his Chief of Staff and Son-in-law, Uche Nwosu alongside other appointees who will be contesting during the 2019 general elections.

Names of other affected appointees are 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 Secretary to the Government of Imo State, George Eche;  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.

The rest are Special Adviser on Urban Renewal, Simeon Iwunze, Special Assistant General Duties, Obinna Amagwula and Special Assistant Finance, Betty Uzoma.

A statement issued in Owerri by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, disclosed that the affected appointees were contesting elective positions on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
 
The sacking was to enable them advance their political chances ahead of the APC primaries.

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All the affected politicians have the backing of the governor except Eche who had in defiance to the governor’s instruction to contest the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala House of Representatives seat is vying for the APC governorship ticket.

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