By Archibong Jeremiah
“I like to use the word perceived challenges, everybody has the right to perceive that there is problem”.
That is an assertion by the Paramount Ruler of the Efut nation (Calabar South), Cross River State, His Royal Highness Muri Munene, Effiong Mbukpa when contacted by CrossRiverWatch to share his challenges with the present Liyel Imoke administration that is due to elapse on May 29, 2015.
His word: “My perceived challenges or problem is that the government should begin to clear of the refuse all over the place, and make sure that security of life and properties are guaranteed within Calabar South particularly, so that the people can feel the dividends of democracy”.
Adding that, “As you are aware there is no water. I run generator for 24 hours, pipe borne water; I have forgotten about that. I have been using my bore hole. No salaries, and it all bothers me because most of my people when they can’t afford to buy food for their family they think I am a bank for one assistance or the other. Just as you heard my earlier discussion with my secretary somebody is waiting for me what does the person want, money to buy food”. Exclaiming that, “They should pay people their salaries and get some of these burdens off us”.
Muri Munene went on to emphasize that: “However I think the government has done their best, and I would have thought they carry on their best until the end of their administration. But it’s like they are washing off their hands to make the incoming administration to carry the brunt”.
Furthermore, the King of the Efuts maintained that: “Until the new governor is sworn in everybody still holds them responsible, that is why when the town is dirty they call Imoke, when the homeless youths are around they call them Imoke’s children, nobody is blaming Ayade”.
The Paramount Ruler ended by beckoning on Imoke ‘to clean up the town like he started to ensure that it ends well with him, “I salute him because his tenure has placed food on the table of indigenous contractors that is one of the greatest things he has done for Cross Riverians’.
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