Ben Ayade Sacks 4 Commissioners, Other Officials After Defecting To The APC

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has discharged four of his commissioners of their duties in the state.

 Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita issued a statement on behalf of the Ayade as she made it known that the governor had relieved some 4 Commissioners and other officialsof their appointments.

The statement said: “The State Governor, His Excellency, Prof. Ben Ayade has approved the relief of the following persons of their appointments as commissioners: Mr Mike Usibe, Rita Ayim, Mr Asu Okang, and Ntufam Donatus Etim.

“Similarly, the underlisted persons have also been relieved of their appointments; Mr Leo Inyambe, Rt Hon. Orok Otu Duke, Mr Victor Okon, Mr John Etim Bassey and Hon. Agbiji Mbeh Abiji.

“Consequently, they are hereby directed to return government vehicles and property in their care with immediate effect to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

“His Excellency thanks them for their services to the state and wishes them well in their future endeavors,”

You could recall the governor caused a stir when he defected to the APC. According to him,  he moved to APC to make sure that the state gets so many things from the government of President Buhari.

Speaking on his defection he said: “Having seen and known the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and his commitment to this country, his nationalistic disposition and all the efforts he has made to bring Nigeria to where we are today, it is obvious that at this point, we needed to join hands with him to build a Nigeria that we can be proud of.

“We need all governors to recognize that it is not the party that matters. It is the character, it is an honor, it is the commitment to the vision of this great nation. We all need to know as teamwork ahead of the president by working towards building a prosperous country that the succession worries of 2023 will come without the fears and the worries the international community has for us.


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