Four months into Governor Hope Uzodimma’s second tenure, confusion reigns among his appointees, including Commissioners, Special Advisers, and Senior Special Assistants.

According to Lancelot Obiaku, Director-General of the Imo PDP New Media, despite being appointed and sworn in with promises of immediate effectiveness, many remain uncertain of their roles and lack the necessary resources to perform their duties.

He said that since their appointments, these officials have been left to navigate their positions without guidance, leading to widespread frustration. This follows a similar pattern from 2020, where numerous appointees were left without offices or salaries for extended periods. This disorganization culminated in the dismissal of many appointees upon Uzodimma’s second term commencement in January 2024.


Governor Uzodimma’s emphasis on the immediate effect of appointments seems to have fallen short, with basic operational tools and functioning ministries largely absent. This has sparked criticism from various quarters, highlighting the deteriorating state of governance in Imo State.

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Lancelot Obiaku voiced concerns over the issue, questioning the governor’s administrative approach.

“How can you appoint people into positions with immediate effect without immediate provision of working basic and requisite tools? For the Commissioners, their plight is worsened by the fact that the various Ministries are comatose,” Obiaku stated i a social media post.

He further emphasized that the ongoing administrative chaos has significantly undermined the quality and value of governance, calling for immediate rectification. “Ndi Imo are predominantly educated and enlightened to be so insulted in this manner by a man who thinks himself more important than everyone else.”


He said that as the situation persists, Imo State remains in a state of administrative paralysis, with appointees struggling to fulfill their roles amidst an evident lack of structure and support.