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Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha sacks 12 members of his cabinet, including his son in-law

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As the 2019 general election draws near, the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, sacked the secretary to the state government, George Eche, his son in-law and chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, deputy chief of staff, Kingsley Uju, and his principal secretary, Paschal Obi.

A statement released 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, and that the termination of their appointments was to enable them participate fully in the party’s primaries.

Members of his cabinet whose appointments were terminated include Emma Ojinero, Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Commerce, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri, Information commissioner, Ngozi Njoku, Commissioner for Gender and Social Development, Joy Mbawuike, Commissioner for Market Development, Obinna Mbata, Commissioner for Finance, Dan Nworie, Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Simeon Iwunze, Special Adviser,Urban Renewal,Obinna Amagwula, Special Assistant General Duties and Betty Uzoma, Special Assistant Finance.

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