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Gov. David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State
Governor of Ebonyi State, Mr. David Umahi on Tuesday sent his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Emmanuel Uzor packing.
The governor said in a statement he personally circulated, that his former CPS issued an unauthorised statement on his behalf and his other South-East governors on the vexed issue of National Livestock Transformation Plan programme.
Describing the statement as embarrassing and regrettable, Umahi said the it was against his position as Chairman, South-East Governors Forum and his official press statement on behalf of National Economic Council (NEC) on the subject matter.
The sacked CPS was said to have issued a statement on behalf of the Governors of the zone wherein he rejected the NLTP.
The governor in the statement further ordered him to hand over all government property in his possession to the Principal Secretary to the Governor with immediate effect.
Said he: “I just directed the termination of the appointment of my CPS for misrepresenting me and South-East governors on National Livestock Transformation Plan Programme of which I had issued press statement on behalf of NEC after our last NEC meeting.
“My former CPS was never authorised to talk to the press on the matter. His position is different from mine and that of the South-East governors . His statement is so embarrassing and regrettable. He is to hand over to my PS immediately while I wish him well”.