Power tussle: Umahi sacks appointees from Anyim’s LG
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has sacked the majority of his political aides in the Ivo Local Government Area of the State, where former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, hails from.
This is coming barely 24 hours after Senator Anyim wrote an open letter to Umahi, which he copied The President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and heads of security agencies.
In the letter, Anyim alleged that Umahi was plotting to kill him and also said the governor was a prisoner of his greed and inordinate ambition.
Anyim was reacting to an allegation by Governor Umahi that the former Senate President was plotting with other high-ranking Peoples Democratic Party leaders in the state to instigate violence.
The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, announced the sack in the state-owned radio station, the Ebonyi State Broadcasting Corporation, on Wednesday.
According to Ugbala, the sack was informed by the Governor’s decision to ensure inclusiveness in governance.
Those affected by the sack are all Senior Technical Assistants and Technical Assistants to the Governor; all Liaison Officers; and all Management Committee members from Ivo council.
The governor directed all concerned to handover all government property in their possession to the Secretary to the State Government by the close of work today – December 2.
Umahi had last Thursday sacked Coordinators of Ivo and Echiele Development Centres for allegedly refusing to sign a communiqué against Senator Anyim.
Also, some of Umahi’s appointees from the Ivo LGA had resigned some days ago, before Wednesday’s sacking. Punch