By Efa Sunday, Government House Correspondent
The returned Governor of Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade has reached out to all defeated opponents in the recently conducted guber poll to align with his administration, stating that their ideas are assets needed to make the State better.
Governor Ayade made the statement Wednesday while briefing Journalists after a security meeting held with stakeholders drawn from across the State, which lasted for about an hour and a half in his office.
From the Security meeting held behind closed doors, Ayade after expressing delight over the credibility of the election, which has been generally adjudged to be peaceful across the state, while also disclosing that his prosperity agenda for the State is to take her from third world to first world within four years.
According to him, “The election was adjudged to be the most peaceful election so far, across the country. This is creditably so because we focused on politics with ethics. Cross River was at peace because of the consistency in salary, commitment and industrialization. Cross River is refocused on creating a prosperity agenda to take her from third world to first world, under my administration.
“I want every single Cross Riverian particularly those who ran the election against me to recognize the fact that I’m ready to provide a platform for us to work together. Some of them have great ideas, some of them are very intellectually brilliant, I have respect for all those who ran against me but I’m in a haste to have them all come together so that we can work to build the Cross River of our great dream and expectation.” He said.
Concluding, he reiterated his commitment to deliver on the signature projects.
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