Although Minister Gary Griffith says he is politically neutral I have my reservations about how true that is if he is still shaking hands with cabinet members. Maybe that's a safe stance to take in an election year. ;)
He was fired because he was an obstacle, he was fired because he spoke the truth, he was fired because he did not want to keep it "hush-hush" As they expected him to therefore he was PUNISHED for being HONEST. Firing him was such a huge mistake, the PM will not recover from it.