Governor Hope Uzodimma seems to have come under intense pressure, as some of the appointees he had sacked last month are in desperate moves to get re appointment.
While the 27 Interim Management Committee Chairmen are living in fear of being sacked any moment from now, some of those the governor relieved of their duties, including the 19 Commissioners, Special Advisers, SAs and Senior Special Assistants, SSAs are pulling various strings to be reappointed.
Part of their strategy, is showing up at government functions, where they will be sighted or noticed by the governor. Some have emerged as emergency media officers of the government mainly spewing out attacks on the opposition.
This newspaper was informed that there are also behind the scenes, as some of those seeking re-appointment have continoulsy besieged those considered to have the Governor’s attention and ears.
Tension is indeed at its peak, as the governor is said to be on the verge of concluding compiling his fresh list of appointees.
A source told this newspaper that the “new cabinet will full of surprises because the governor is keeping his new list so close to his chest”
A watchdog group, Imo Awareness Coalition, IAC, had advised the Governor to appoint core technocrats who will aid him drive the 3R mantra of his administration.