Acting C-River gov retains Imoke’s aides
On January 30, 2012 · In News

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

CALABAR—ACTING Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Larry Odey, weekend, directed all aides to former Governor Liyel Imoke to remain at their duty posts, pending when a new governor was elected in the state.

In a radio and television broadcast to the people of the state, the immediate past Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, said following the Supreme Court judgment last Friday, which ousted from office, Imoke and four others in the country, the lot fell on him constitutionally to take over the mantle of leadership of the state.

Odey explained that as acting governor, his primary responsibility is to “carry on the governance of the state, stabilise the polity and prepare the enabling environment for the conduct of a free and fair election as will be directed by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.”

The acting governor promised to adhere to this programme strictly, saying that his government had no intention of altering the machinery of governance “by making changes, as this can only be done when it may become necessary.”

He said: “All appointees of government particularly members of the State Executive Council are to continue to carry out their duties as usual.”

“All ongoing projects and programmes are to continue as scheduled. Consultants and executing ministries, departments and agencies are to ensure that all works are executed according to specification and timeline. We will not hesitate to bring to book any act capable of disrupting the planned programmes of this administration. We will remain focused on our commitment to serving the people,” he added.

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