The newly sworn-in governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has made his first appointments after taking over from Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In an announcement on Thursday, Uzodinma named the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Attorney General of the state, Chief of Staff and Chief Press Secretary.
Chief Cosmas Iwu was appointed as the SSG of the State while Barrister COC Akaolisa will become the Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice.
Others are Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie who was appointed as Chief of Staff and Oguike Nwachukwu who takes the position of the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS).
Recall that the Supreme Court headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad has sacked the incumbent, Governor Emeka Ihedioha from office.
The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.
In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issue a fresh Certificate of Return to the candidate of the APC on grounds that he won the majority of lawful votes cast at the election.
The court held that the lower courts erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Uzodinma