Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, allegedly sacked his aide, Martins Uzodike, yesterday, for allegedly supporting the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the Daily Independent, Martin's offence was singing a pro-Jonathan 2015 jingle which is currently running on television and radio.
Uzodike, who is also a member of Jonathan’s campaign committee, had joined Obiano's circle on the understanding that the APGA is working for Jonathan.
He had been responsible of briefing the governor on the outcome of their numerous meetings, and was also the director general of the Obiano campaign organisation.
His tape at Blaze FM was also replayed at the Exco meeting where he was heard correcting the jingle publicly, saying the content of the jingle should not be that the electorate should vote for Jonathan, but vote umbrella at the presidential poll, and vote rooster at other elections.
The advertisement was telling potential voters to vote for Jonathan, but on the ballot paper there were only party symbols, with Jonathan’s picture.
Uzodike's presentation was highly infuriating for Obiano, who immediately directed the secretary to the state government, Oseloka Obaze, to go to his office and write a dismissal letter to remove Uzodike from his post.
Obiano later revealed an increase in the basic salary of Anambra State workers.
The workers received a boost of 15 percent to their basic salary, in fulfilment of his promise to increase their salary once revenue improved.