By Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye
Ebonyi state governor David Umahi has sacked his political appointees from Ivo local government area of the state.
Former Senate President, Pius Anyim, hails from Ivo local government area.
Westernlifenews understands that the latest action by the governor was as a result of his fallout with the former senate president over the governor’s defection to the All progressives Congress.
Umahi had accused Anyim of betrayal of trust, saying they both planned to defect but the latter changed his mind at the last minute.
In a statement on Wednesday, Kenneth Ugbala, secretary to the state government, said the removal of the appointees was based on the policy of inclusive governance by Umahi’s administration.
Ugbala directed that all the affected officeholders should hand over all government property in their possession to the office of the SSG and coordinating commissioner.
“In keeping with the policy of inclusive governance, the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi has approved the removal from office of the following political office holders from Ivo Local Government Area,” the statement read.
“They are All Senior Technical Assistant, STAs and Technical Assistants, TAs from Ivo Local Government Area.
“All Liaison Officers from Ivo Local Government Area; All Management Committee members from Ivo Local Government Area.
“The affected office holders are to handover all Government Property in their possession to the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner by the close of work today, 2nd December 2020.”