Cross River: Obong Of Calabar Calls For Ayade’s Resignation

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The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called for the resignation of Ben Ayade as governor of Cross River State while calling for an interim government in the State.

The Obong made the call when he received the immediate past governor of the state, Liyel Imoke, at his palace in Calabar.

He expressed disappointment at the spate of things in the state while asking the incumbent governor to “wait” and “start learning how administration is actually done”.

He said: “I have been watching and I am so unhappy that the peace and calm we used to have here is taken away. Why? Because we have failed. Who has failed? The politicians have failed. There is a need to change.

“And if I had my way, I would have said this governor should wait. Let’s set up an interim administration, so that he can start learning and looking at how administration is actually done. We don’t allow people to come in and do anything the way they like. No, there is a principle; there is a policy that should be adhered to.

Otu said, “There has to be a change of attitude. Everyone should have access to the governor, and he should listen. And now that we have a professor in the administration, we expected the best.

“People should be able to go and give the governor ideas and advice, and if he doesn’t like the ideas, he can throw them away.

“The Governor is the Chief Security officer. He should be holding security meetings regularly. This thing would not have happened, if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places,” the monarch added.

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