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Anambra guber: 20 Obiano’s aides fired for working against Soludo [See list]



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About 20 political aides of governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State have been fired for alledgedly working against Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, who is the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the State.

Soludo who is the former Central Bank governor is contesting Anambra State governorship, but his name was yet to be published by the Independent National Electoral Commission due to intra party wranglings.

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The governor announced the sack of no fewer than 20 on Thursday.

A letter dated July 6, 2021, which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the Anambra State Government, Primus Odili, indicated that 20 aides had already received letters terminating their appointments.

“Those people worked against Prof Soludo in the APGA primary election.

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“They even went and assisted in conducting a parallel election where some other persons were nominated as candidates of the party.

“All salaries, incentives and benefits of those affected by the dismissal should be terminated forthwith.”

Continuing, “I write to communicate the approval of His Excellency, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, of the termination of appointments of the underlisted appointees with immediate effect.”

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Some of the affected appointees include Azubuike Okafor, Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Mobilisations; Prince Onyechi Okafor, Senior Special Assistant on Lands; as well as John Onyeakpa.

Others are Chika Ibeneme, Senior Special Assistant on Media; Joseph Okonkwo, Senior Special Assistant on Project Management (FADAMA); Esedo Uzochukwu, Special Assistant on Environment; Chidi Ekwenugo, Senior Special Assistant ANSSIPA; Ezekwelu Kingsley, Senior Special Assistant on Media.


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