This Is A Trial Of Your Innocence – Cross River Assembly Tells Ayade

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By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent

Speaker of the  state Houseo f Assembly, Hon. John Gaul and His Deputy during the solidarity visit
Speaker of the
state Houseo f Assembly, Hon. John Gaul and His Deputy during the solidarity visit

The mandate of the 25 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly will be politically affected if the governor, Senator Ben Ayade loses his seat says the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. John Lebo.

Lebo stated this Tuesday in Calabar, when he led 23 members of the House on a solidarity visit to the governor in his office to show their support following his travails in court.

“You have shown to us that you have a clear vision as a leader” Lebo said, adding that, “We have come here in solidarity to say that this is a trial of your innocence.”

“We campaigned with you in the last elections, the 25 of us, and your deputy. If anything should happen to your mandate, our mandate will also be affected politically” Lebo said.

Several members of the Assembly who spoke also pledged their support to the process with Hon. Elizabeth Ironbar who represents Akpabuyo constituency bursting into a song which was sang with so much sorority by those present.

“The hand that laid this foundation shall complete it” Ironbar said.

The Leader of the House, Hon. Moses Ucheche said the House could not join with others to welcome the governor on Friday because all members were in Enugu state said that: “We had agreed to move en masse to Abuja and block where it was necessary to block but superior advise prevailed.”

“Just like an aircraft that is experiencing bad weather, so are you also but the aircraft cruising will not stop so, remain focused” added the Chief Whip.

In his remarks, Ayade commended the show of support and described it as “A visit of comfort. I needed it like oxygen.”

Ayade promised to remain focused in the face of the court case which he has refused to comment on directly pointing out the message from Cross Riverians is “resounding and clear.”

The governor also assented to two amendment bills passed by the House: Cross River State Statistics Bureau amendment law and the Cross River State Infrastructure Safety and Regulatory Agency amendment law.

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One commentOn This Is A Trial Of Your Innocence – Cross River Assembly Tells Ayade

  • Though am not a politician neither the governor relative, but a student of cross river state university, is high time we asess most of our leaders in the state, before Governor Ayede aspire for governorship, we saw that he has qualification, he has reduce transportation cost in the state, Scholarship has been given to many………………………….., and now been a governor there has been tax reduction, more investore coming to the state, outstanding garment factory, i mean this is a kind of leadership some state are yarning for, what is wrong with cross river state? Let Joe Agi use his wealth to develop yala, by this asisting economic growth and development in the state, the bible says if u cannot handle the little one, who will commit the great one to you, stop playing politic with crossriverian future, we are seen other wealthy men in other state (west) using their charismatic to influence youth for greatness, scholarship, we in the south say no to Joe Agi.

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