Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Ayade mourns lawmaker, Ukpukpen

Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade has described as shocking and devastating the sad news of the death of Honorable Steven Ukpukpen, the lawmaker representing Obudu State Constituency in House of Assembly. 

Governor Ayade, in statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita said the sudden passing of Ukpukpen has left him in a state of shock and disbelief. 

"I am completely numbed and bewildered that we have lost such a vibrant intellectual who as a lawmaker was deeply committed to the effort of our administration to build enduring legacies and bequeath strong economy for our people."

The governor lamented that Ukpukpen died at a young age, especially when the state needed his skills and expertise in the art of lawmaking." 

He commiserated with the law maker's immediate family, the State House of Assembly, the people Of Obudu and the entire state over the his death. 

Governor Ayade prayed God to grant his young family the strength to cope with the unfortunate and depressing occurrence.