Dave Umahi Of Ebonyi State Sacks A Top Director

Board Chairman of the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs Patience Ogodo has been relieved of her position by the State Governor, Engr David Umahi.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Emmanuel Uzor, who issued a statement on Saturday, said the sack was sequel to Ogodo’s suspension as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees.

Uzor alleged that the PDP’s National Executive Committee had suspended Ogodo for acts inconsistent with her mandate which included, absenteeism and other anti-party activities.

“Consequently, Ogodo is directed to hand over all government properties in her possession within 24 hours to the closest person on the board.

“The governor wishes to stress that Ogodo’s suspension was in affirmation of the PDP’s NEC which tried and found her guilty of anti-party activities and other sundry actions.

“This was unbecoming of a board of trustees member from a highly disciplined party like the PDP as it acted in line with the party’s constitution,” the statement read.

The statement further noted that the governor wished her well in her new political journey.

In a separate development, the Governor was in attendance alongside his counterparts from other states,  Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari; Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Simon Lalong (Plateau); Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); and Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the national dialogue on human capital development programme at the Extended National Economic Council meeting.

the meeting was held on Friday, December 14, at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, and  focused on the federal government’s economic recovery and growth plan.

Others who were in attendance  are Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); governors Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun); and Kashim Shettima (Borno).