Ebonyi State Governor sacks Chief Press Secretary for misrepresenting him

By David Olalekan.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has fired his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor.

The governor noted that the decision to let go of his CPS was consequent upon an embarrassing misrepresentation of facts.

He disclosed that his spokesperson had misrepresented the state government and South East Governors in a statement he recently issued on the National Livestock Transformation Programme which had generated intense controversy.

Describing the statement as embarrassing and regrettable, the governor stated that his media aide was not authorized to speak to the press on the issue.

Governor Umahi said: “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.”

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