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After 12yrs in govt, Ayade had nothing to show in his constituency -Sen Jarigbe reveals



Wevole Ezin Calabar

The Senator, representing Cross River State Northern Senatorial district, Jarigbe Agom has said that the immediate past Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has nothing to show in his constituency after twelve years in government.

Jarigbe disclosed this in a statement titled; “Politics of Primitive Acquisition”. and made available to Newsmen on Thursday in Calabar.

He explained that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won four out of six seats in his constituency against Ayade ‘s All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last general elections just because his people have rejected him.

The Senator said the petition against him by the former governor at the Tribunal over the last Senatorial election, is what he described as ‘futile attempts’ to distract him from developing his constituency.

The statement read: “A Man cannot have 4 years in the Senate and 8 years as Governor, without meaningful achievements and be rewarded with a Senatorial Seat or a Ministerial Position.

“Everyone knows Ayade was rejected by our People. His rejection affected even the House of Assembly Elections, where his Party only clinched one Seat out of 6 HoA Seats in Cross River North. My Party (PDP) won 4 Seats. Is this not enough evidence to show that
he was rejected?. He came on TV to shamelessly tell lies against the Police and Military, because they refused to bully the electorates and rig the elections for him.

“The People of Cross River North are suffering indirectly, because of the distractions from Ayade. Resources that should go to our People are being spent to secure the Mandate given to me, by our People. He doesn’t want us to attract Infrastructural Development to our deprived communities.

“The clandestine attempts at compromising Justice and the Mandate of our People will not succeed. The only issue is that, I am being distracted by AYADE’s futile attempts and I cannot concentrate to deliver on the Mandate given by our People.” Jarigbe lamented.

The Senator representing Cross River North in the 10th Assembly also alleged in the statement that, “He is also at the Tribunal to compromise an election, I defeated him in, with about twenty thousand votes. This is a Man that I was in the forefront of making Governor in 2015, when Gov Imoke practically spoon fed him to becoming a Governor.

“The problem with people like my Opponent is that, they believe it is possible to get everything in this World if you have acquired some money. Let us not forget that when money is made, at the expense of service delivery to the common Man, it haunts you for a life time. That is the baggage my Opponent has.

He also disclosed that there are alleged plans by the governor to pay his way through the Tribunal.

” I have it on good authority that there is a failed attempt at conscripting INEC to give evidence against me. I trust INEC on this and they will never act arbitrarily.

“Someone should advise him to apologize to our People, rather than inflict more pain. Where is the Ukelle Road he promised to do before the Elections? Why was he chasing the Contractors we sent there away? Wickedness personified. Only the Will of God prevails.” Jarigbe hinted.

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