All Progressives Congress
Cross River State
Office of the State Publicity Secretary
Press Statement on the Current State of Affairs in Cross River as Issues for serious concern.
We are deeply concerned about the disturbing state of affairs in our dear state which are a far deviation from the social contract between the Prof.Ben Ayade administration and the people.
As a people-centred party, we observed these issues as abnormal and a trajectory and are compelled to raise them in the best interest of our state and her people:
1. THE $2M COVID-19 PREVENTIVE FACE MASKS FROM CHINA:
Recently,the State Executive Council was said to have approved the release of $2million purportedly for the procurement and airlifting of preventive materials from China to further the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 spread to the state. Highlight of the approval maintains that media houses in the country as well as school children in the state will benefit from the government “largesse”. which gulps $2million of tax payers money.
Our take as a party is that procurement of the said materials are unnecessary given that the locally produced masks which were aggressively promoted by Ayade had already gained currency and massive endorsement in the state.
The APC sees the recent policy somersault by Ayade as a huge contradiction which puts a lie on the administration’s effort over the Covid-19 fight. We are at liberty to state here that there’s a grand plot to transfer and siphon huge chunk of the money with the aid of the Central Bank of Nigeria to a private account in China. Ayade has no justification for the latest procurement when in fact he could leverage on the zero infection case in the state to procure testing kits, Ventillators, Ambulances and related equipment for eventuality sake. This indeed is another scam; a joke taken too far! What is the guarantee about the safety of the materials from China?
2.UNCHECKED CULT ACTIVITIES AND BLOODLETTING
Each passing day in Cross River State leaves tales of panic and tears arising from bloodletting which are a function of cult activities in the state. Unfortunately,this frequent killings have gone unchecked as some government functionaries have been accused as sponsors or perpetrators. Our concern as a party is for urgent intervention of the Federal Government to save the state from further bloodletting since the state government appears helpless.
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