Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson Monday sacked the Commissioner for Local Government Administration, Marie Ebikake, and his Special Adviser on Special Projects, Remmy Kuku.
Unconfirmed report said Ebikake and Kuku were allegedly axed because of their closeness to the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. There has been no love lost between Dickson and Patience over the latter’s alleged interference in the affairs of the state and plan to hijack the structure of the Peoples Democratic Party from the former. The sack of the two aides, which is with immediate effect, is contained in a special announcement the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson.
The governor had in March 2014 sacked seven commissioners in a major cabinet shake-up since his administration came on board in February 2012.
The statement said the governor’s action was in line with his policy of re-organising the machinery of government to deliver on Dickson’s restoration agenda.
It also announced that Dickson had ordered the immediate deployment of the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Markson Fefegha, as his new Principal Executive Secretary.
The statement thanked Ebikake and Kuku for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.
Meanwhile, Dickson has approved the redeployment of the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Didi Walson-Jack, to the Federal Civil Service, after three years of service in his government.