Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has gifted members of the National Assembly representing the State, who just defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, 3 Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs to Cross River National Assembly members in the APC.
Recall that Ayade himself, had ditched the major oppositon, People’s Democratic Party PDP, through which he came into power as the Governor of the State, with the reason that he has character and honour, and had joined APC to help Buhari reduce the tension in the country.
Making the car presentation through his Chief of Staff, Hon Martin Orim to thwe NASS officials at the Cross River State Liaison Office, Abuja on Monday, 19th July, Ayade said the gift was in appreciation of the members’ loyalty to his leadership and the APC. He reiterated that the car gift was to help facilitate their movement in the course of representing the people. He further said the Cross River APC reps members understood the imperative of socketing the state to center, describing them as dependable allies.
Rt. Hon. Legor Idagbo representing Obudu, Bekwarra & Obanliku and 30,000 of his supporters, Rt. Hon Mike Etaba, representing Obubra/ Etung and Rt. Hon. Alex Egbona, representing Abi/Yakurr, all Federal constituencies all followed the footsteps of the Governor and dumped PDP for APC last month. Mike Etaba defected in May while Egbonna is the only elected member of APC from Cross River state. Responding on behalf of the reps members, after the cars presentation, Rt. Hon Legor Idagbo pledged their loyalty to Ayade, saying that the loyalty of the members would remain with him.
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