Ikpeazu Dissolves Cabinet, Accepts Responsibility for His Govt’s Failures

Gov Ikpeazu and his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu with cabinet members after the last SEC meeting.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has dissolved his cabinet as he prepares to hand over the affairs of Abia State to a new administration on May 29.

He announced the dissolution of the cabinet on Sunday during the last meeting of the State Executive Council(SEC) at the new government house, Umuahia.

The outgoing governor, who presided over the meeting, thanked the SEC members for their dedication to service and diligence in carrying out their assignments.

While stating that he will share with members of his cabinet the successes recorded by his administration, Ikpeazu accepted responsibility for the failures of his government.

The last SEC meeting was the first and last official function that Ikpeazu held at the new government house after its inauguration on Saturday.

The seat of power in Abia has been operating on a rented building since the creation of the state 32 years ago.

The new government house located at Ogurube Layout was initiated by Senator Theodore Orji during his tenure as  governor of Abia but the project was left uncompleted.

New Government House

Ikpeazu counts the completion of the new government house among the major achievements of his administration.

It was among the string of projects inaugurated by Governor Ikpeazu at the weekend barely 48 hours to his exit from office.

The outgoing Abia governor invited his G-5 colleagues, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu to inaugurate the projects located in Aba and Umuahia.

Apart from the new government house, other  major projects inaugurated at Aba, the commercial hub of Abia. They include the Enyimba Garment Factory, and the Multi Specicalist Hospital Aba.