The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday afternoon, sacked 20 out of his 28 commissioners.
The eight commissioners not affected by the announcement were of the ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology.
Recall that the PUNCH had earlier reported that the governor alleged two weeks ago that some of his appointees were moles sabotaging his administration.
The sacking of the 20 commissioners came just one month after the governor reshuffled his cabinet and appointed new Commissioners for Finance and Health.
The sacking came as a surprise to the affected appointees, as there was no sign that the announcement would be made.
It was gathered that the affected commissioners were in their offices on Wednesday afternoon when the news broke.
Confirming the story, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Nwachuku Oguwike, said that the governor wished the affected appointee well in their future endeavours.
The Governor has relieved 20 commissioners of his caofet off their duties leaving only eight persons behind.
“The reason behind the new development is to infuse new blood and add more value to the governance system of the state,” he said.
Also, the state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, also confirmed the sacking of the 20 commissioners when contacted by The PUNCH on Wednesday afternoon.