By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The African Action Congress (AAC) Cross River State has called on the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade to stop his incessant travels without informing his employers (Cross Riverians).
According to the party, Ayade ought to furnish Cross Riverians with adequate information such as where he’s travelling to, why he’s travelling and when he will return before travelling.
This was contained in a Press Release tagged “Governor Ayade, Stop Travelling Without Informing Your Employers” made available to our newsroom.
The Press Release signed by the State Chairman of the party, Citizen Agba Jalingo reads below:
“The African Action Congress (AAC) in Cross River state has observed that the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade in his avowed bid to look for foreign investors, just consistently hops into flights and depart the country at the slightest prompting, without properly informing his employers, the people of Cross River State.
“The Governor recently returned from an unannounced trip to Taipei in Taiwan for his inauguration for second term and seven days after the swearing in, he was spotted in Oslo, Norway where social media speculations say he went for “business conferences.” It is trite to also note that these unannounced journeys were also a signature in his first term.
“In case the Governor is forgetting, he needs to be reminded that he was hired by Cross River electorate who have every right to know the details of his incessant travels.
“Information available to our party suggests that the Governor’s latest sojourn in Norway may stretch for weeks. Apart from the Constitutional requirement of writing to inform the State House of Assembly, which was still in session before he travelled, there is also need to inform his employers, on whose expense he is travelling, of where he is going, what he is going for, who is going with him, how long the trip will last and when they should be expected back in the country.
“This will enable the good people of Cross River, who pay for these trips, to keep track of the Governor’s travels and ensure they get value for their money. That idea of just jumping into the next plane to travel and see an investor you just finished talking with on phone doesn’t speak well of an employee who has signed scores of MoUs with foreign investors that are yet to take off.
“We demand that the Governor informs not just the House of Assembly when next he is travelling, details of such travels must also be made available to Cross Riverians ahead of time. Thank you.” It ends.
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