- Cross River state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has denied the governor funding the ruling party
- Sir John Ochalla, the chairman of APC in Cross River described the claims as a tissue of lies and figment of the writer’s imagination
- The secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Forum had alleged that Governor Ben Ayade has been funding the APC
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Sir John Ochalla, the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Cross River state chapter has dismissed the claim that Governor Ben Ayade has been funding the ruling party, The Nation reports.
Ekpenyong Effiom Asuquo, JP, the secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Forum in a statement had stated that Ayade has been funding the APC ever since.
Ochalla in a statement on Monday, May 4, called the attention of the public to the controversial claim saying it wasn't only a tissue of lies but a figment of Asuquo’s imagination.
The APC state chairman explained that he should have ignored the write-up but due to the times we are in now, he had to set the record straight.
He was quoted as saying: “To the best of my knowledge, Governor Ayade has not funded the APC with a kobo at any level, rather the PDP and Governor Ayade tried and are still trying to sow seeds of discord within the APC but thank God majority of our people are wise enough to see through their antics.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that civil servants from grade level 10 in Cross River state were ordered to resume work on Tuesday, April 14, by Governor Ayade.
This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday, April 11, by the Cross River governor's spokesperson, Christian Ita. The state government's ‘no mask, no movement’ policy is still in force and applicable to the civil servants.
In other news, the governor of Cross River state has banned all his political appointees, including commissioners, from making public and policy statements on social media without getting approval from him.
The new directive from the governor is contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Christian Ita. Ayade also warned the aides against granting or making both radio and television interviews/appearances without his approval.
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