By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI – Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has announced the immediate sacking of the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, SGI, Sir Jude Ejiogu.
The Governor’s directive, which did not come as a shock to careful political observers in the state, was repeatedly broadcast Friday, on the radio and television channels of Imo Broadcasting Corporation, IBC.
According to the terse radio and television announcements, which was signed by the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Dr. Paschal Obi, the sacking was “with immediate effect”.
Okorocha thanked Sir Ejiogu for his previous services to the state and wished him well in his future endeavours.
Meanwhile, mixed reactions have started trailing the sacking of the SSG, even some chieftains of All Progressives Congress, APC, who spoke Friday, on strict grounds of anonymity, expressed shock at the sacking of Ejiogu.
While some people described Ejiogu as “very loyal to a fault”, others were however of the view that “the man should have honourably quit the office when the ovation was highest”.
Another APC chieftain reasoned that “since Sir Ejiogu came into the corridors of power on the ticket of the former deputy governor, Sir Jude Agbaso that was similarly sacked by Okorocha in questionable circumstances, he should have known that he was next in line to go”.
As at the time of going to press, no government official was prepared to speak on the issue.