The new governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Thursday night, made his first appointments.

The governor appointed the Director-General of his campaign organization, Cosmos Iwu, the Secretary to the State Government.

Iwu was the SSG between 2007 and 2010 when Ikedi Ohakim, was the governor of the state.

He resigned in 2010 to contest the Imo North Senatorial seat which he lost to Senator Matthew Nwagwu.

He is the immediate younger brother of a former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu.

The governor also appointed his long-time friend and ally, Nnamdi Anyaehie, his Chief of Staff.


Anyaehie was a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

Also appointed was C.O.C Akaolisa, who was named the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state.

Akaolisa, was the governor’s running mate before he was later substituted with the current deputy governor of the state, Prof Placid Njoku.

Uzodinma also approved the appointment of Oguike Nwachukwu, as his Chief Press Secretary.

A former commissioner for information in the state, Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who is the governor’s ally confirmed the appointments.



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