Thursday, 20 February, 2020

Uzodinma begins first appointment as Governor


Barely forty-eight hours after he was declared the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo state by the Supreme Court, Hope Uzodinma, has made his first appointments.

IREPORTERONLINE reports that the new governor appointed Cosmas Iwu as secretary to the state government and Barrister COC Akaolisa as the attorney general/commissioner for justice designate while Nnamdi Anyaehie and Oguike Nwachukwu were appointed as chief of staff and the chief press secretary respectively.

It would be recalled that Uzodinma was sworn in on the night of Wednesday, January 15, about 24 hours after the Supreme Court declared him the winner of the election and sacked Emeka Ihedioha in a stunning verdict.

Uzodinma was declared new Imo governor by the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile,IREPORTERONLINE had previously reported that Uzodimma,  Wednesday, January 15, ordered that the tenures of three past heads of governments in the state be probed.

It was reported that those whose tenures were affected as a result of the order included Ikedi Ohakim, his successor, Rochas Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha, who until recently was in charge of the government in the state.

Uzodinma issued the order when he spoke for the first time after his inauguration.

The PDP had, however, called for immediate review and reversal of the decision of the apex court. The party made this known on Thursday, January 16, at a press conference at its secretariat in Abuja.

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday, January 14, nullified the election of Ihedioha as the governor of the state.

The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.

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