Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law.

Nwosu is believed to be Okorocha’s preferred choice as the next governor of the state.

In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective positions on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He listed those affected by the sack as:

George Eche – Secretary to the Government of Imo State
Uche Nwosu – Chief of Staff, Government House
Paschal Chigozie Obi – Principal Secretary to the Governor
Kingsley Uju – Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations)
Emma Ojinero – Commissioner for Trade & Investment/Commerce
Nnamdi Obiareri – Commissioner for Information
Ngozi Njoku – Commissioner for Gender/Social Development
Lady Joy Mbawuike – Commissioner for Market Development
Obinna Mbata – Commissioner for Finance
Dan Nworie – Commissioner for Tertiary Education
Simeon Iwunze – Special Adviser on Urban Renewal
Obinna Amagwula – Special Assistant General Duties
Betty Uzoma- Special Assistant Finance