Rivers State:Commissioner For Work, Information and Others Sacked


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has relieved all his special advisers of their appointments as regards statement by Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, noted that Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston Iwo, retains his post.

The sack of the commissioners came 48 hours after he sacked his Commissioner for Works, Bathuel Harrison.

Also, sacking of Harrison came less than 24 hours after Austin Tan-George, his Commissioner for Information and Communication tendered his resignation over alleged “high handedness by the Governor.”

Meanwhile, Peoples  Democratic  Party (PDP), Rivers  State chapter, Chief  Felix Obuah,  has  offered  to settle the  rift  between the former governor of  the  state, Chibuike Amaechi and his friend and political ally, Senator Magnus Abe.

Senator Abe served as commissioner for information in Amaechi’s eight years administration. Ironically, the duo  are now at each other’s jugular, over who contests the  governorship in the state in 2019 on the platform of All  Progressives Congress (APC).

While Amaechi is alleged to be opposed to Abe’s 2019 governorship ambition, the senator is not deterred, as he is said to be making efforts to actualise his dream, through consultations, including wooing some national leaders of APC, to support his governorship ambition.

Restating his resolve to settle the rift between the two political leaders, Obuah, however, expressed fears that the rift was taking what he regarded as, ‘irreconcilable dimension’.

“It is becoming too embarrassing for the two APC leaders to be insulting themselves, both on air and in print, and by extension, the Rivers people.”

Obuah, who spoke in Port Harcourt through his media aide, Mr. Jerry Needam, said though he belonged to a different  political party, he would not relent to seek ways of brokering peace between the duo, who he  said, “are still dear to me.”

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