Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has dissolved the state’s expanded executive council members, which include Commissioners, Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants.
Addressing a gathering of all his political appointees, Governor Uzodimma thanked them for their support throughout the first four years of his government.
Governor Uzodimma however reminded them that though a new term has dawned and demands that fresh persons, ideas and enthusiasm be taken into consideration, he would ensure that the soon to be reconstituted EXCO will still accommodate those of them who distinguished themselves in their service.
“I want to remind you that whether you will be directly involved in the new dispensation or tangentially involved, wherever you are, you will be proud to have been part of his government,” he said.
He appealed to them to appreciate his limitations as human by not being able to meet up to their expectations, and promised that he will strive harder in the new dispensation to do better.
Regardless, he pleaded with all the members of the dissolved executive council to bear in mind that their services will continue to be required.
Governor Uzodimma however seized the opportunity to lament the activities of some political appointees that dent the image of the government and reminded them that political appointees are expected to live above board as regards corrupt practices, looting of public assets/funds, and other sharp practices.
He cautioned that the new dispensation will not tolerate members whose thought line will not be in sync with his vision for a better Imo State for all.