The seeming quarrel between the Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson and Dame Patience Jonathan took another dimension as Dikson has fired the Commissioner for Local Government Administration, Marie Ebikake, and his Special Adviser on Special Projects, Remmy Kuku because of their perceived closeness to the First Lady.
There has been no love lost between Dickson and Patience over the latter’s alleged interference in the affairs of the state and plan to hijack the structure of the Peoples Democratic Party from the former and probably stop him from his re-election next year.
The sack of the two aides, which is with immediate effect, was contained in a special announcement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson.
The statement said the governor’s action was in line with his policy of re-organising the machinery of government to deliver on Dickson’s restoration agenda.
It also announced that Dickson had ordered the immediate deployment of the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Markson Fefegha, as his new Principal Executive Secretary.
The statement thanked Ebikake and Kuku for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.
Dickson has approved the depoloyment of the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Didi Walson-Jack, to the Federal Civil Service, after three years of service in his government.
A statement on Monday by Iworiso-Markson said Dickson expressed appreciation to Walson-Jack for her commitment and devotion to duty in the various capacities she served during her secondment.