Jonathan Sacks His Chief of Staff, Oghiadomhe, over NNPC Deals…Dopkesi Touted as Replacement.
President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his Chief of Staff, Mr Mike Oghiadomhe.
Oghiadomhe sack came amisdt speculations that he may have some fingers in the slimy deals in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Sources hinted Pointblanknews.com that Jonathan`s desk had been inundated with horrible security reports implicating his Chief of Staff in sundry deals at the NNPC and other agencies of Government,
According to sources at the Presidential Villa, Jonathan asked Oghiadomhe to resign earlier today, sparing him the humiliation of an outright sack.
It was also gathered that, the former Chief of Staff had not been viewed as a loyalists by the kitchen cabinet of Jonathan, as he was viewed as a man who only looked out for himself , his son and his wife.
Pointblanknews.com could not confirm who could step into his shoes as 2015 approaches, but one name that keeps coming up is that of media mogul Raymond Dokpesi being touted as a possible replacement.
According to our source `The President needs an experienced man, and someone who believes in his policy and programs, and who ould work assiduously for the administration and the President, not a man who gets involved in sundry deals , looking out for his family at the expense of his mandate“
Aside from his lack of closer ties with other geo-political zones, his kinsmen have consistently insisted he be removed.
The plot to remove Oghiadomhe from the juicy position thickened last September with his expulsion from the PDP by leaders of the party from six councils of Edo North Senatorial District, his purported political stronghold.
Edo North PDP leaders and stakeholders meeting was held at Polaris Hotel, Jattu-Affasio near, Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area.
The party leaders at the meeting were drawn from Owan East, Owan West, Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West and Akoko-Edo councils.
Deliberations at the gathering was chaired by a former member of the House of Representatives and deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in the April 14, 2012 governorship election in the state, Johnson Agbolaba.
Sources in the PDP indicate that the majority of the party leaders and members from the senatorial district are not comfortable with Ogiadomhe's leadership style and are not getting the desired impact in terms of development.
Leadership of the party from the senatorial zone had at that stakeholders meeting passed a vote of no confidence on the chief of staff, insisting that his position at the Presidency has not translated into any positive dividends of democracy to the benefit of people of the area.
It was further gathered that some key actors in the party who are also close to the Presidency are rooting for Dokpesi.
Chief Dokpesi is believed to have a very strong link with the North and has a wider reach unlike the embattled Etsako Central born COS.