Information recently made available to 247ureports.com through sources within the government house in Anambra State indicate that the ‘rumored’ dissolution of the Anambra State executive cabinet may not be over – the fear of a pending sack still lingers among the cabinet members .
As gathered, the commissioners in Anambra State who had been under the cloak of a possible dissolution of a sack are said to be struck by the fact the the State Governor, Mr Peter Obi may have merely postponed the dissolution of his cabinet for a later date. One of the governor’s aide who spoke to our correspondent while on a tour around Anambra State with some foreign journalists revealed that the cabinet members are uneasy with the continued pressure by the political party in the State.
According to the information received, the national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance [APGA], Chief Victor Umeh in cohorts with some of his executive members of the party are reportedly exerting pressure on the governor of the State for allocations within his cabinet. Some of the members of the party are said to be positioning themselves for a position within Peter Obi’s cabinet because, as they claim, they contributed immensely to the electoral victory of the Governor – and should be rewarded by the Governor by giving them appropriate seats in his government.
The governor of Anambra State was said to have resisted the move to dissolve his cabinet and succumb to the pressures of the politicians in the State. The source opened up to add that the renewed tussle in the State which threatens unravelling the peace has got the governor to have a rethink. The continued public squabble between the National Chairman of APGA and the Uncle to the Governor, Nwaobualor is reported to have the governor concerned and/or worried about the direction the continued tussle will take if allowed to continued unabated. The source continued to add that the political actors in the state are not considerate of the fact that the tenure of the governor remains roughly a little over one year – that a gubernatorial election is scheduled to hold in October/November of 2013. So the new cabinet members would only be able to serve for one year – and “what will they be able to achieve?”
It remains uncertain if the governor will proceed to sack the commissioners but the commissioners are said to have reserved to their fate. Some of the commissioners have already delegated their responsibilities to their respective Permanent Secretaries – pending when the governor acts.