Cross River: My re-election as governor a done deal — Ayade

The Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday said his re-election in 2019 was a foregone conclusion.

The governor said this while addressing journalists in his office.

He said, “Elections are two months away and Cross River is not feeling anything because there is no opposition.

“I am not worried about election. In 2019, I am a winner.”

The governor said with all his achievements and employment of over 6,000 aides and still counting, he believed he would be re-elected in 2019.

“I am not campaigning because I am concentrating on the projects I am executing,” he said.

Ayade said he played politics with ethics and valued his father’s name than the office of the governor he occupied.

He also spoke about how he inherited a state neck-deep in domestic and foreign debts and was in recession.

He said he had to create a new source of income through his industrialisation programmes.

He said industrialisation was meant to support tourism which was not generating much income for the state because of the low purchasing power of the people of the state.

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