Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has sacked several of his political appointees in the state.
The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Chris Ezem, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Mr Ezem, a lawyer, said those affected include: special assistants, senior special assistants, special advisers and technical advisers.
This implies that commissioners in the state were not affected.
“The governor further directs the state accountant general to ensure immediate payment of March 2023 stipends to all the appointees,” Mr Ezem said.
The SSG said the governor has thanked the sacked appointees for their contributions and services to the state and also wished them well in their future endeavours.
The sack came days after Mr Ikpeazu’s anointed governorship candidate, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost in the 18 March governorship election in the state to Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP).