By Laureta Akpan
As the Christmas week begins tomorrow, Senator Ben Ayade (PDP Cross River North) and PDP 2015 governorship flag bearer has said that he has commenced the distribution of rice and other gifts across the 18 local government councils of the state.
The gesture according to the Senator is to perpetuate the tradition of giving and sharing which is associated with the season of Christmas. He encouraged Cross Riverians to take advantage of the various pickup centers and share in his happiness particularly at this Christmas period.
In a telephone chat with CrossRiverWatch, Senator Ayade said: “This should not be misconstrued as campaign. The fundamental principle upon which Christmas is predicated is sharing and giving. The spirit of the season requires every one of us to give out and share love and our happiness. It is to perpetuate that tradition that I am embarking on the distribution of rice across the 18 local government areas.
“The distribution is done through the LG Chairmen who represent the general public, the PDP Chapter Chairmen and the members of the State House of Assembly. These are the pickup points and people should take advantage of them and share with me in this period of Christmas.”
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