BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—SIX members of Imo State Executive Council, including the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Obinna Duruji, were yesterday, sacked by Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Okorocha equally dropped Ejike Uche, Public Utilities and Rural Development, Mr. Nelson Ezerioha, Commissioner for Transport and Alex Ogwazuo, Culture and Tourism.
Briefing newsmen after this week’s State Executive Council meeting, the Chief of Staff, Prince Eze Madumere, gave the names of the other affected commissioners as Mrs. Chioma Ogoke, Housing and Urban Development and Ogueri Enwerem of Commerce and Industry.
He noted that Governor Okorocha named Ichie Mbanaso, Mr. Chinedu Offor, Mrs Nnnanna Ugochi Okoro, Mr. Chima Iwuchukwu, Mr. Emmanuel Ekweremba and Prince Charles Onuoha as the new commissioners-designate, awaiting screening and approval by the House of Assembly.
While saying that some Special Advisers and Senior Special Advisers were equally sacked, Prince Madumere explained that the action was necessitated following the desire of the governor to re-jig the machinery of governance.