Imoke Yet to Return

Imoke Yet to Return

Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke is yet to resume office after a two-month break since December 6. The state has been governed by Acting Governor Efiok Cobham.

Imoke Yet to Return

A December 6 statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Ita, said: "Some three weeks ago, His Excellency took a short break after a long hectic and eventful year all preparatory to the start of the busy Calabar Festival.

"He used the opportunity to undergo a medical check-up and, in the course of doing so, was advised by his doctors to undergo further evaluation. Accordingly, His Excellency will be proceeding on a two-month accumulated leave with effect from today."

It was also said in the statement Imoke had communicated his decision to the House of Assembly through a letter. A few days ago, the governor commented on Facebook that one cannot continue to cheat nature, especially working at the pace he works.

His words: "It's probably been eight to 10 years or more without a break or a decent vacation. I truly need to take this time off.

"Thankfully, we are unified in our approach to governance so there’s continuity which is important."

He was expected to resume yesterday. However, top government officials said there is no cause for alarm as the governor would resume in a few days.

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