The Cross River State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asserted that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State, through the Governor, Ben Ayade, deceived the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, during his recent visit to the State.
Recall, that the Acting President who had visited the State recently, was full of encomium for the Ayade’s administration, while his visit lasted.
However, the Chairman of the APC in the State, John Ochala, in a statement, played down on the commendation, saying the “Acting President may have fallen victim into PDP’s mischievous trap.”
Ochala said: “The Acting President may have fallen victim, but it has not changed the reality on ground, because Cross Riverians know Ayade and therefore, would judge him based on his performance, not commendation by anybody.
“What people don’t understand, is that the Acting President was not in the State at the instance of the State Government.
“It was part of his routine meeting with elders and stakeholders from the South-South region. It is part of the APC-led administration’s programmes, to address the challenges in Niger Delta.
“Has the commendation changed the fact that Ayade didn’t commission any single government owned project in two years?
“Has it changed the fact that the much talked about garment factory, is a privately owned company, with Cross River having just 30% shares?
“Has it changed the fact that the Calabar Pharmaceutical Company is undergoing registration now, as a privately owned company?”