No Light No Vote – Calabar South Residents Protest Two Years Of Darkness

In Breaking News, Politics, Reports

By Efa Sunday; Government House Correspondent 

Residents of Efut Aka-Mboto area of Calabar South, Cross River State, have cried out to the Government of Sen. Ben Ayade to restore electricity back to their environs, insisting that “No electricity, no vote.”

The people made this demand today, as they staged a protest to the Governor Office, calling on Ayade to look into the almost two years black out in the area.

Leader of the group, Mr. Asuquo Okon Edet said they resolved that “any of the candidate who brings light to our place, that is who we would vote.”

He said, “We have seen the works of his Excellency, Sen. Ben Ayade in the State, especially towards Southern Senatorial district, but we would like to crave his indulgence to the fact that we need light in Efut Aka-Mboto. For the past two years after the transformer we used our money to buy got bad, we have been in total darkness.

“Businesses that use light are almost grounded because of lack of light. Election is around the corner and we also want to monitor the election through the television and radio, but we can’t do that because we don’t have light.” He said.

Mr. Asuquo therefore appealed to Governor Ayade to restore light to the area before the February 16th general election commences.

The Governor’s convoy met with the protesters on their way to Government House and detailed the State Security Adviser South, Mr. Ani Esin to sort them out while he proceeded to the office.

As at the time of filing this report, it wasn’t clear what the outcome was.

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