Gov Otu is being emotionally blackmailed, Journalist alleges

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It appears the Governor of Cross River state, Bassey Otu, is being blackmailed emotionally by certain quarters who are involved in alleged nefarious activities NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

Agba Jalingo the publisher of CrossRiverWatch has claimed that the state governor, Otu, is being blackmailed by loggers, and appointees from the Ben Ayade-led administration.

Jalingo even asked his readers to pray for the governor. ‘Let’s Pray Hard For Governor Otu… If we don’t, then we may have moved from frying pan to fire… God please, don’t let us enter another one chance’, he urged.

His words, ‘The Anti-Deforestation committee is populated by timber thieves who are emotionally blackmailing him with ‘na we work for your election.”

‘Lease agreement for Cally Aircraft, signed with a company that has no business whatsoever with aviation.

‘And now, the vehicle recovery task force is being emasculated. Out of 500 missing vehicles, they have recovered 49. Most of the appointees in the former government that are being trailed by the task force members are so angry and have resorted to seeking the former Governor’s intervention. And now they are again, emotionally blackmailing the new governor with his pending matter in the election petition tribunal.

‘So everyone the task force tracks a vehicle to now, they make calls and the new governor is like, “please let that one be for now.”

Jalingo also alleged that 500 vehicles owned by the state government have not been accounted for as members of the Ayade-led administration are still holding on to it via blackmailing the governor by using his ongoing elections petition suit.

‘Several vehicles have been tracked to different locations across the State and even as far as Lagos. One was even recovered in Ikoyi, Lagos and seized with the help of operatives of the DSS. But phone calls to the Governor have made nonsense of all those commendable efforts.

‘My people, it may well be said that the assignment of that task force may have shared premature grace, unless Governor Otu, can damn the subtle blackmails, fund the committee adequately, stop interfering to hamper their operations and give them a free hand to move on all those involved.’