Nyok|6 December 2018
The Executive Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, has been slammed for failing to evolve a blueprint for addressing recurrent deadly communal clashes in the State NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.
Social commentator Simon Utsu expressed his opprobrium Wednesday via social media when he described Ayade as having failed woefully in this regard. He queried the governor’s template for forestalling these characteristic communal crisis. He made references to the communal clashes in Boki, Odukpani, Obubra, and Abi. He linked these skirmishes to being fueled by appointees of the governor.
According to him, 'What is governor Ben Ayade’s Template for solving communal clashes? He has failed woefully in this regard. There’s a serious communal clash currently going on in Biase LGA with over four score lives lost in the last three days. Just last week, neighboring Abi LGA had their own and I understand it’s still ongoing.
'Few months back, it was Obubra and Boki and just before then, two communities in Yala suffered over a hundred casualties in similar circumstances.
'About a year into his tenure, the very first deadly communal clash under Ayade happened in New-Netim Odukpani and it was allegedly spearheaded by his chief press secretary. Most of these clashes have top men in Ayade’s government as abettors.
'In the aspect of securing lives and properties of his citizenry, which is one of the cardinal prerogatives of a state governor, Mr Ayade has failed woefully!!! Shame on the ‘digital’ Governor of Cross River.'
One Chidi Okonkwo has inquired to know what the monthly security vote to the Governor is been used for: 'with all the yeye security votes, near absolute powers of state chief security officer and academic qualifications, still nothing done to avert or mitigate the fatalities'. Us Irana has said that it is annoying that Ayade has failed to live up to expectation despite digital tag: 'The name digital is so annoying considering his inability to live up to expectations.' However, one Awo Longman has frowned at Cross Riverians even indulging in clashes of this nature: 'Nawao in this day and age Cross River still engaged in communal clashes? They need to grow up men'.
Recall that about three days ago crisis erupted in Biase with about four lives claimed already according to sources. NEGROIDHAVEN has not independently confirmed the details on the casualties.
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