by crossriverwatch admin
Yesterday was a big day in Cross River state and even more so for the people of Biase LGA as their son, the state governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, clocked 53years old but it was not particularly a good day for former Chairman of Chairmen and erstwhile Chairman of Biase Local Government, Hon. Emil Inyang as he was locked out of the governor’s house by security aides who refused him entry.
Hon. Emil Inyang along with other guests including several incumbent local government chairmen who all arrived from the cultural center venue of the lecture that was organized for the governor was shocked when after allowing others in, security aides at the door to the governor’s house told him there were under strict instructions not to allow him in.
A furious Inyang after pleading for several minutes without getting respite and with the obvious body language of the security aides indicating that he might be manhandled if he does not leave, stepped away a few meters and brought out his phone and was frantically making calls, possibly to the Chief Security Officer to the governor, Arikpo or the governor himself.
After making several calls which were obviously not taken, he quietly left the premises.
A government official who was a guest at the event who commented on the incident to CrossRiverWatch under anonymity said “Doing this kind of a thing to the former chair of chair is a very degrading treatment that should not be encouraged. But the instruction may have come from the Governor himself or the CSO. He was Chairman and maybe there are issues that are not public yet between them but that treatment is very unfortunate and worrisome because tomorrow it may be my turn or any other person’s turn.
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