In a surprising move, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State wasted no time in reshaping the trajectory of his second term as he promptly dissolved his cabinet within 24 hours of being sworn in. The sweeping decision affected all commissioners, the Secretary to the State Government, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Chief of Staff, and Chief Press Secretary, signaling a comprehensive overhaul of the state’s political apparatus.
Uzodimma, who secured a resounding mandate for a second term in November last year, is poised to usher in a new phase of governance by presenting a fresh list of commissioner-nominees to the state House of Assembly. This move aligns with the governor’s commitment to reposition the administration for enhanced performance and a recalibrated direction.
Expressing gratitude to his outgoing appointees for their contributions during his first term, Uzodimma emphasized that the dissolution was imperative for the optimal functioning of the new administration. The governor’s resolute approach underscores his determination to introduce a revitalized team that aligns with his vision for the state.
The oath of office for Governor Uzodimma’s second term was administered at the Dan Ayiam Stadium in Owerri on Monday, attracting a distinguished audience, including President Bola Tinubu, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas, and other prominent All Progressives Congress chieftains and state governors. The dissolution of the cabinet sets the stage for a swift and strategic reconfiguration of Imo State’s governance landscape.