Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State, has terminated the appointment of political officeholders made by his predecessor, Chief David Umahi.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Dr. Monday Uzor, and made available to newsmen on Saturday night.

The governor, in the statement, directed that the termination of appointments was ‘with immediate effect.’

“The affected appointees are to hand over all government properties in their possession to the most senior civil servants in their respective ministries, departments and agencies.

It was stated that the governor appreciates their contributions to the development of the state and wishes them well in their future endeavours

The statement further stated that permanent secretaries and political office holders in the following statutory commissions are, however, exempt from this directive.

They are the civil service commission and the judicial service commission, the Ebonyi Independent Electoral Commission and the state Anti Corruption/ Public Complaint Commission.