Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma on Wednesday sacked 20 out of the 28 commissioners in his cabinet.
The sacked commissioners were in the office when the news broke.
This comes one month after he replaced the health and finance commissioners.
He had alleged recently that sone of his appointees were sabotaging his administration.
The development was confirmed by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, and the Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba.
Those spared are information, health, youths and sports, women affairs, works, tourism, finance and technology.