Abdullahi Sule, the governor of Nasarawa State, has dissolved the state executive council.
On Monday, the governor made the announcement during an emergency meeting of the state executive council held at the Government House, Lafia, the state capital.
Sule also sacked his special advisers and senior special assistants, with the exception of those manning humanitarian services and sustainable development goals.
He, however, used the opportunity to thank them for their commitment and services rendered to the administration, stressing that his administration would continue to depend on their support.
Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Abdulkarim Abubakar responded on behalf of the former appointees and thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the state.
In advance of the general election in 2023, Professor Kana assured the governor of their continued support.
A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that many political appointees were recommended to the governor by his predecessors, which hindered his performance.
Sule’s sources claim he had to dissolve them to be able to build his own structure, and if he did not act now to fix his foot soldiers, his chances of getting a second ticket would be very slim.
Although, they affirmed that the governor’s action was a step towards gaining full control before the governorship election in 2023, where he may run for re-election.
“Most of this state’s political appointees were proposed by past governors who were under pressure.”, said one of them.
Therefore, I believe that he is firing them in order to bring his foot soldiers into the political limelight before the local government elections on October 6th and the governorship election in 2023 since he has been getting endorsements across the state to remain governor.”
A subsequent investigation conducted by our correspondent revealed that the governor had earlier summoned the former state’s executive members for a meeting about his plans to remove them.