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Ayade makes-u-turn, denies released of 32 new appointments, read what he said

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In what seems to be like a mockery to the Governor Ben Ayade massive appointments to the entire Cross Riverians, a press released by Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor confirming that the Governor has released a list of over 32 new appointments has surfaced online.

Reacting to the publication, Ita said the list is fake, adding that the Governor has not made new appointments


The  Debunked Press Release  :


Ayade has not made new appointments — Ita

The attention of the Cross River State Government has been drawn to a statement circulating on social media about the purported appointment of chieftains of various opposition parties into various government positions by His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade.

While these appointments are under consideration by His Excellency in his avowed commitment to run an inclusive government, I need to state with emphasis that the said statement was not issued by me.

His Excellency is yet to give his approval for the said appointments. The public should therefore, discountenance the lists being circulated.

Christian Ita
Special Adviser
Media and Publicity to Governor
Sent from my iPhone



See the fake press release below :

Our Ref: GO/PRESS/012/VOL.I/ 154 FEBRUARY 25, 2020


The State Governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has approved the following appointments with immediate effect:


1. Patrick Ally – PPA -Senior Special Assistant, Empowerment

2. Dr. Brown Edwin Ubom – ANRP- Special Assistant, Agriculture

3. Sir. Godwin Anake – ABP – Special Assistant, Social Welfare

4. Mr. Dunamis Archibong – YDP – Special Assistant, Inter Party South

5. Mrs. Precious Osang – NGP – Member, Farmers Council

6. Anthony Essien – AUN – Director, Greater Calabar Capital City Development Authority

7. Mrs. Gift Oqua Eta – NEPP -Special Assistant, Women Affairs, South

8. Lady Rita Oyom – NAC – Special Assistant, Women Affairs, Central

9. Mrs. Veronica Ogeyi Ochala – RAP – Special Assistant, Women Affairs, North

10. Engr. Christopher Ashabe – NNPP -Special Assistant, Inter Party North

11. Mr. Nkanu Ledu Usang – Member, Farmers Council

12. Mr. Mesembe Out – HDP – Director, CTRA

13. Dr. Vincent Ebu – ADP – Chairman, Cross River State Agricultural Research Institute

14. PST. Anthony Bassey – ASD – Special Assistant, Cross River State Agricultural Research Institute

15. Rev. Emmanuel Effiong – PT – Chairman, Cross River StateBiosafetyManagement Agency

16. Theresa Effiom Bassey – LP – Special Assistant, Consumer Protection Agency

17. Engr. Eno Enang – A – Special Assistant BiosafetyManagement Agency

18. John Onagha Ogboko – PPP – Special Assistant, Inter Party Central

19. Martins Bujor – FJP

20. Mr. Offiong Eyo Okon – SDP – Special Assistant, Projects, Greater Calabar Capital City Development Authority

21. Odung Michael – FJP

22. Ekpo Bassey Ekpo – LP – Special Assistant,Marine Security

23. Rev. Dr. Keneth Brown Ebughe – AD – Secretary, State Pilgrim Board

24. Jolly Ejukwa Odey – NCP – Member,

25. Obi Steve Mbia – GPN – Member, State Library Board

26. Aidan Ikey Ikey – CNP – Director, Cross River State Biosafety Management Agency

27. Omari Fredrick – JMPP – Member, Cross River State Agricultural Research Institute

28. Engr. Kelly Abbason – MAJA – Director, Cross River State Biosafety Management Agency

29. Mr. Ojong Arthur – ADC – Special Assistant, Urban Renewal

30. Victor Nyong Effiom – Special Assistant,

31. Sir Dr. Fidelis Okoh – . APGA – Special Assistant, Rural Development Agency

32. Mrs. Elizabeth Esu – C4C – Special Assistant Culture

Christian Ita
Special Adviser – Media & Publicity to the Governor

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