Imoke Was Not Rushed to Hospital, He Went For Easter Holiday – Aide

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Senator Liyel Imoke - Executive Governor, Cross River State.
Senator Liyel Imoke – Executive Governor, Cross River State.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Christian Ita has denied that there was any emergency around governor Imoke’s journey to the USA this morning.

In a statement, he said “Contrary to reports that the governor was rushed out this morning, we want to make it clear that there was no emergency around the governor’s travel. The governor only departed for his Easter Holiday early this morning. He walked himself into the aircraft this morning”.

“While on the Easter holiday, the governor will use the opportunity to see his doctors because he has an already scheduled appointment”. The statement concluded.

In a related development, the governor in his Easter message has called on Nigerians to reflect deeply on the life of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed all to redeem mankind.

Imoke, who gave the charge in an Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, asserted that it is only through selfless service and sacrifice to the fatherland can Nigeria attain the desired socio-political and economic progress.

“As the Lenten season ends to usher in Easter, let me remind you that we share a holy hunger for clarity about what is good and life-giving, and we yearn to re-focus on what is most central and important to move this country forward”, Imoke said.

While urging Christians to use the Easter celebration which he noted is victory of light and life over darkness and death to cultivate the spirit of compassion and forgiveness, said only these virtues can help in the building of a strong, virile, indivisible and cohesive Nigeria.

He further urged Nigerians to embrace God’s ever-new life with “every cell of our being, every yearning of our soul, and every muscle of our will.”

Imoke said for there to be a testimony, there must be trials and tribulations, while reaffirming the resolve of his administration to the development of infrastructure and human capacity in the state.

The Governor used the occasion to wish all Christians a memorable Easter celebration.

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