Defection: Umahi sacks aides, dissolves boards and commissions to welcome APC supporters – TBEN


Ebonyi state governor David Umahi has sacked more of its members to accommodate the party’s new supporters.

This happened just 48 hours after his defection to the All Progressives Congress.

Umahi also dissolved all boards and commissions except a few which are mandated by law.

Let us recall that the governor had dismissed all the political candidates; all coordinators, main technical assistants, STA, technical assistants, technical assistants among others of Ohaukwu LGA.

DAILY POST has learned that the sacked political candidates in Ohaukwu were those recommended by the former state governor, Senator Sam Egwu.

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The investigation revealed that Umahi’s dismissal of former governor loyalists was not unrelated to his refusal (Egwu) to defect with him (Umahi) to APC.

Umahi had in a statement signed and forwarded to reporters in Abakaliki by the Secretary of the State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala, said the dismissal was with immediate effect and ordered those affected to hand over all properties that are in their possessions.

“In the stated determination of the Ebonyi State government to allow greater participation of Ebonyians in governance, Chief Governor David Nweze Umahi has approved the removal from office; all coordinators, all executive assistants, (AE), all main technical assistants, (STA), all technical assistants, (AT) all liaison officers and all members of the management committee of the development centers in Ohaukwu LGA ”, he declared

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In the same vein, the governor a few hours after the dismissal of the appointees from Ohaukwu, announced the dissolution of all boards and commissions.

According to him, “In the Ebonyi State Government’s effort to reposition the government, promote inclusion and improve service delivery, Chief Governor David Umahi approved the immediate dissolution of all councils and commissions that are not mandated by law, ”he said.

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He also instructed all former officials affected by the dissolution to hand over all government property in their possession to the Secretary of the State Government and the Coordinating Commissioner before work is completed on Monday.


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