Gov. Wike sacks Special Advisers
Rivers state Governor Gov. Nyesom Wike has relieved all but one of his Special Advisers, of their appointments.
In a statement by Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, said only the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston Iwo was retained.
No explanation has been given by the governor why he sacked the Special Advisers.
It will be recalled that the governor had initially sacked the state’s Executive Council on June 24. The governor, who has less than two years into his first tenure, is yet to re-appoint new commissioners.
After sacking the commissioners, Wike explained that the decision was to ensure better performance of the machinery of government.
Wike noted that the dissolution was carried out at the right time after due consultation with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
“The dissolution was done to enable the machinery of government to move the state forward; this is when you know those who are loyal and those who are not loyal.
According to him, his administration will work with those who are loyal while those who are not loyal will be dropped.
The governor also assured that his administration would continue to deliver on its electoral promises to the people.