By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Martha Emmanuel has sacked Mrs Ime Inyang-eyen as Coordinator of the Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path Initiative (FEYReP), her pet project.
Governor Udom Emmanuel had on Tuesday through a letter signed by Dr Emmanuel Ekuwuem, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), sacked Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen as his Chief of Staff
It was gathered that after the sack of Inyang-eyen, the Governor’s wife was left with no other choice than to relieve Mrs Inyang-eyen as coordinator of FEYReP, a position she held since the establishment of the pet project by Udom Emmanuel’s wife.
Replacing Mrs. Inyang-eyen, Dr. Idorenyin Ekanem, the wife of Onna local government area’s Chairman, Elder Iniabasi Ekanem, has been appointed Acting Coordinator of FEYReP.
There have been reports that the relationship between Governor Emmanuel and Inyang-eyen had grown frosty in recent months due to political differences.
Inyang-eyen, who is from Onna local government area of the state, recently declared his intention to contest the Akwa Ibom South (Eket) senatorial seat, an ambition some PDP leaders and supporters in the area had allegedly asked him to put on hold.
Dr. Idorenyin Ekanem, the new coordinator has been an active member of FEYReP from the beginning and she is to serve in acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Coordinator.
Source Close to FEYReP office, revealed that some staff who got employed in FEYReP office, through the former Coordinator, Mrs Ime Inyang-eyen may soon receive letters relieving them of their job, in a manner the source said will be cleansing of anybody connecting to Mr. Ephraim Inyang-eyen.