15th February, 2016
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Less than 24 hours after his inauguration as governor for a second term, Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state has sacked all his political appointees.
A state government press statement by Daniel Iwarso-Markson, Chief Press Secretary to Dickson stated that “the governor wishes to thank all political appointees, who served in the first tenure for their commitment and dedicated services to the government and people of the state.
“Governor Dickson wishes them well in all their future endeavours.
The statement pointed out that “those whose services may be needed will be reappointed to serve the state in the future.”
Dickson has since made his first official appointment. The new appointee is Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who has been re-appointed as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
The appointment is with immediate effect.
Iworiso-Markson also served in the same capacity from 2012 to the end of the Governor’s first tenure in office.