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Okorocha sacks son-in-law, 16 others from cabinet

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GOV Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday, axed his Chief of Staff and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu and 13 Commissioners as well as Special Advisers from his cabinet in a massive purge.

Also affected in the Cabinet shakeup are Secretary to the State Government (SSG), George Eche, Deputy Chief of Staff, Kingsley Uju, and Principal Secretary to the Governor, Paschal Obi.

Others include Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Commerce, Emma Ojinero Commissioner for Information, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri, Commissioner for Gender and Social Development, Ngozi Njoku, Commissioner for Market Development, Joy Mbawuike, Commissioner for Finance, Obinna Mbata, Commissioner Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dan Nworie, Special Adviser on Urban Renewal, Simeon Iwunze, Special Assistant on General Duties, Obinna Amagwula, and Special Assistant on Finance, Betty Uzoma.

There are strong indications that Okorocha axed those affected to enable them pursue their election aspirations in the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state.

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