By Patrick Obia
The Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade is set to make appointments, promising to reward loyal party members who delivered their polling units, saying “monkey work, monkey chop”.
This was contained in s press release signed by his Chief Cress Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, stressing that the appointments will therefore, in large part be based on results posted by the party in the just concluded elections at all levels.
According to Mr. Ita, this is in keeping with the Governor’s promise during the campaigns to reward loyal party members who work hard to ensure the party’s victory at the polls.
“Consequently, His Excellency has by this announcement, directed the State Chairman of the party, Ntufam Inok Edim, members of the State Working Committee of the party, the Director-General of the PDP Campaign Organisation, Mr. Efiok Cobham and former Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters, Ntufam Peter Ojei to meet with chapter and ward Chairmen of the party as well as Local Government Coordinators.
“The purpose of the meeting is to develop a time-table of engagement with His Excellency on how to engage with each Local Government.” It reads.
In another development, Governor Ben Ayade has approved of the following appointments:
Governor’s Office and Events Management Dept: Mr. Kenneth Aklah- Senior Special Adviser (Governor’s Office and Events Management), Mr. Tom Ikpeme- Senior Special Assistant (Events Production and Tourism), Mr. Noel Ugbong Akonjubel- Senior Special Assistant (Events Marketing, Content Development and Tourism), Mr. Amgba Mathias Akpelishi- Senior Special Assistant (Web and Social Media) and Mr. Patrick John Ogar- Special Assistant (Administration)
Carnival Commission: Mr. Gabe Onah- Chairman, Mr. Austin Cobham- Secretary, Elizabeth Undie- Member, Mr. Effiong Asuquo Ekpenyong- Member, Ikobi Ikobi- Member and Monica Edet- Member
The appointments take effect immediately according to Christian Ita.
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