The preceding governor of Abia state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as just done the unthinkable. The development was confirmed by Enyinnaya Appolos, the governor’s chief press secretary, in a statement.
According to Appolos, the governor retained six out of the 27 commissioners who had been with him in his administration. He listed them as Eziuche Ubani, Commissioner for Works; John Okiyi-Kalu, Commissioner for Information, and Aham Uko, Commissioner for Environment. Others are Obinna Oriaku, Commissioner for Finance, John Ahukannah, Commissioner for Health and Umeh Kalu, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
He said that the state government sincerely appreciated the members of the dissolved executive council for their service to the state. The outgoing commissioners were directed to hand over state government property in their possession to the permanent secretaries of their various ministries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Mr Ikpeazu was reelected for a second term.