Two Press Releases CRSG made that Cross Riverians shouldn’t Ignore. They’ve profound implications

Gov Ayade addressing appointees at Obudu Retreat recently with Speaker Lebo (3rd R), Barr. Agbor (1st R), Dep. Gov. (2nd L) 
Efio-Ita Nyok|18 December 2016
Last week, precisely on Wednesday 14 December the Secretary to the Government of Cross River State, Barr. Tina Banku Agbor made two very important press releases that we in NegroidHaven consider very apposite to Cross Riverians. They are thus considered very important because it borders on local governments elections.
You know there has been controversies as to whether Cross River will have LG elections. Besides, to compound the issue the federal government has ruled that if LG elections are not held in any of the 36 states, the concerned states should not be entitled to monthly allocations for the third tier of government.
Secondly, His Excellency Mr Ben Ayade the Executive Governor of Cross River will be arriving the state for the first time since the historic Supreme Court of Nigeria judgment in the now laid to rest suit, Joe Agi SAN Vs CRS PDP on Monday 19th December. A press release has it that all appointees of the state government numbering over 2,000 individuals, politicians, leaders of thoughts, etc are expected to be at the airport as the Governor arrives the state capital. When the Governor arrived last in this type of fanfare, a coffin was paraded with the inscription: ‘Joe Agi rest in peace’. We don’t know what will happen this time around.
*Following the end of tenure of the current Local Government Administrations in the state on Thursday, December 15th, 2016, the state Governor, His Excellency, Senator (Professor) Ben Ayade, has directed all out-going chairmen of councils with the exception of Bakassi Local Government Council, to handover to Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) in their respective local governments.
The Handover should take place on or before Friday, December 16, 2016.
Jubilant Gov Ayade with his aides immediately after the 9th December Supreme Court judgment 
The Governor wishes to thank the out-going council chairmen for their service to the state. For avoidance of doubt, the under-listed HOLGAS are to take over from the outgoing council Chaimen:
1. Okon E. Agbara ————Abi
2. Bassey E. Effiom …………Akamkpa
3. Theresa Ezima ……………Akpabuyo
4. Simon I. Olem ……………..Bekwarra
5. Mrs. Oma Ekefre …………Biase
6. Daniel Ochui —————-Boki
7. Augustine Ngaji ———–Calabar  Municipality
8. Mrs. Christiana Elemi —Calabar South
9. Inyang Barry Akamo —–Etung
10.Ogban Uno Ekpe ———— Ikom
11. Emmanuel Otu ……………. Ogoja
12. Dr. Martin Akan Ekpang —Obubra
13. Raymond Etta —————– Obudu
14. Paulinus Adie ——————Obanliku
15. Ekeng Edem Ebri John (Mrs) …. Odukpani
16. Michael Ekuri Onongha —–Yakurr
17. Ignatius Ejim ———————Yala
Meanwhile, the aforementioned HOLGAs are to meet with His Excellency, Professor Ivara Esu, the Deputy Governor, at 1pm on Friday 16th December 2016, at the Deputy Governor’s Conference Room.
Barr. Tina Banku Agbor
Secretary to the State Government
‎Press Release
**After a well deserved victory at the Supreme Court, Abuja, His Excellency, Senator (Professor) Ben Ayade, the Executive Governor of Cross River State  will on Monday, 19th December, 2016 arrive the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar from Abuja.
Accordingly, all political appointees, heads of MDAs, leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, traditional rulers, opinion leaders, youth, women and faith-based organizations and all lovers of Ayade and good governance  are  by this announcement requested to be at the airport at 9:30a.m for a short reception and a thanksgiving church service.
The RIP inscripted coffin when Ayade returned in a similar fashion recently 
Barr Tina Banku Agbor
Secretary to the State Government
14th December 2016
It should also be noted that Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC) proposes second quarter of 2017 for the conduct of Local Government Council Election in the State. Does it imply that the state will be starved of LG funds from the federation accounts until at least June 2017? Hmmmmm…
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