Recall that the Nigerian Army deployed troops to the community so as to restore peace after a communal clash between Nko and Onyedama community over an expanse of land.
Browsing: Governor Ben Ayade
The development is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Linus Obogo in Calabar, the capital city, Tuesday.
This comes ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms for the All Progressives Congress.
The governor’s directive is contained in a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Christian Ita, Wednesday in Calabar, the capital city.
Ayade disclosed his decision to State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying that he was actually asked to join the race by the President.
The State’s Commissioner of Police CP, Aminu Alhassan, confirmed the arrest Monday in Calabar, State’s capital.
The Governor, on Wednesday, handed over the keys of the vehicles to the State Chief Judge, Justice Akon Ikpeme.
The Peoples Democratic Party had taken Ayade to court seeking an order directing him and his Deputy, Ivara Esu, to vacate office following their defection to the All Progressives Congress.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state’s Head of Service, Timothy Akwaji on Tuesday in Calabar.
The PDP, through its counsel Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, had filed the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/975/2021 before Justice Taiwo Taiwo to seek for an order sacking the governor and his deputy over their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), among others.
The new Head of Service, Timothy Akwaji, disclosed this on Wednesday during his maiden meeting with Permanent Secretaries.
Ayade, while addressing some stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Governor’s Lodge on Sunday in Calabar, said his decision to return power to the south was based on morality.
The appointment was conveyed in a letter by the Secretary to the State Government, Tina Banku Agbor, made public on Tuesday.
Linus Obogo, Governor Ayade’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, announced the suspension of the curfew.
Prof. Ayade told newsmen that while privatising the companies was the right thing to do, it was not politically correct.
He said his death at 80 represents the end of an era in the socio-political evolution of Nigeria, adding that the late former Senate President was until his death one of the few remaining notable politicians who played vital roles in the politics of Nigeria’s Second Republic.
Fashola said this on Monday in Cross River at the inspection of the new 1.2km two-lane Ikom Bridge, which is to replace the old one-lane bridge built during the colonial era.
Governors Ben Ayade and Bello Matawalle were accompanied to the event by the chairman Caretaker Committee of the party and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni; Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, who is the chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, and Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State.
Ofuka was arrested in Calabar, the state capital, on the premises of the Cross River Broadcasting Corporation where he was scheduled to begin the distribution of cocoa seedling to farmers in the Southern Senatorial District of the state.
The defection was announced on Tuesday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.