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Ben Ayade sacks four commissioners, five other appointees



The governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has sacked four commissioners from his cabinet.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement released today May 31.

See also “Why I Joined the APC” – Ayade.

According to the statement, the affected commissioners include Mike Usibe (New City Development), Rita Ayim (Women Affairs), Asu Okang (Information), and Ntufam Etim (Climate Change). Ita added that the governor has also relieved five other appointees of their appointments. They include Leo Inyambe, Orok Duke, Victor Okon, John Bassey, and Mbeh Agbiji.

The statement added, “Consequently, they are hereby directed to return government properties and vehicles in their care with immediate effect to the Chief Staff to the governor.

“His Excellency thanks them for their services to the state and wishes them well in their future endeavours.”

It was alleged that some of the affected commissioners had earlier resigned on their own following the governor’s defection from PDP to APC on Thursday, May 20.

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