This is indeed not the best times for Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, as Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, recently fired all commissioners and advisers in his government including the fair screen diva who has been acting as his SSA on Public Affairs since 2011.
In a bid to inject new blood into his government, the troubled governor shockingly dissolved his whole cabinet and also directed the affected former government officials to hand over to the permanent secretaries and the chief of staff.
It was further gathered that the action had been underground for some weeks, as the governor plans to replace his whole cabinet members with new faces.
According to reliable sources, “The dissolution is long overdue, as most of the commissioners and political aides have not brought new innovations and Governor Okorocha is aware of the complaints of the people over issues of slow pace of policy implementation. The governor wants to inject new blood and competent hands to run the administration in the next two years.”
It is also gathered that the governor’s decision to dissolve the state executive council might not be unconnected to the birth of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the leaders of APC agreed that cabinets in the states governed by the parties that merged should be made up of members across the parties.
Also speaking on the dissolution of the cabinet, one of the affected commissioners, who did not want to be quoted, revealed that he and his former colleagues were stunned by the sudden development, as they had no inkling of the governor’s plan.
Nkiru Sylvanus, the Abia State-born actress has been battling with several people since she assumed her post as one of the governor’s cabinet members.
Lots of eyebrows were raised, when she was appointed. Some felt that the appointment was meaningless and unnecessary. Others felt that the actress had a relationship with the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, an accusation she had outrightly refuted.
Meanwhile, intense lobbying has commenced, as some of the sacked commissioners and political leaders in the state were seen flocking around the office of the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere and the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Anthony Anwuka, in apparent bid to win their sympathy and support.