- Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has been accused of deceiving Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
- The allegation was made by the Cross River state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Osinbajo embarked on a working visit to the state recently
The Cross River state chapter of the APC has accused Governor Ben Ayade of deceiving Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, during the latter's recent visit to the state.
Chairman of the APC in the state, John Ochala, in a statement distributed to journalists, suggested that that the acting president may have fallen victim of the alleged deception of the government.
Part of the statement read: “The acting president may have fallen victim but it has not changed the reality on ground because Cross Riverians know Ayade and therefore would judge him based on his performance not commendation by anybody.”
Ochala also stated that Osinbajo's visit was not a state visit as it was projected, arguing that it was part of his ongoing tour to South-south states.
His words: “What people don’t understand is that the acting president was not in the state at the instance of the state government.
“It was part of his routine meeting with elders and stakeholders from the South South region. It is part of the APC-led administration’s programmes to address the challenges in Niger Delta.
“Has the commendation changed the fact that Ayade didn’t commission single government owned project in two years?
“Has it changed the fact that the much talked about garment factory is a privately owned company with Cross River having just 30% shares?”
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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the acting president was in Calabar on Thursday, June 1, for an official assignment.
Osinbajo also met with with school children who excitedly welcomed him to the state.
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