Monday, 21 May 2018

"The Leprous Hand" in Cross River State Politics.

Sen. Liyel Imoke Ex-Governor of CRS

| 15 May 2018 | Modlin Odu 

Recently, the political atmosphere of Cross River State has been fiercely tensed with name dropping and series of confrontations which leaves we, the onlookers at the mercy of our 'common sense' in a time of uncertainties. The cause of this however, have been traced to the political antecedents especially of the previous government led by his excellency Sen. Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River State from Abi Local Government.

Beer parlour politicians usually speak in whispers of his undemocratic ideas manifested in imposition of candidates on the people which is responsible for the defection of most PDP thunderbolt faithfuls to other political parties and the relative quagmire that ensued which His Excellency Prof. Ben Ayade has tried to resolve some and left the rest to fortune. It is also rumoured that the former Governor is responsible for the emergence of most House of Assembly Members and also for previous and impending threats on the present government at his will. 

According to an undisclosed former Commissioner, "my dear girl, he said, Cross River State crumbled under the tyrannical leadership of Liyel not because he didn't have brilliant ideas but because he didn't respect the people's choices". Just recently, Hon. Obeten Okorn, a two time member of Federal House of Reps. for Abi/Yakurr Federal constituency expressed unequivocally that Sen. Liyel Imoke is responsible for the plight of the Yakurr people.

 Again, earlier today 14/05/2018 (The Daily News Nigeria) in an article entitled "How Liyel Imoke set me up against Asu" captured a vivid expository thrill by Hon. Otuekang Orok Duke on the efforts of the former Governor to frustrate the steps and ideas of the young Asu Okang, Commissioner for Youths and Sports in putting together measures to boost Sport activities in the State.
Beer parlor gossip may not just be cheap empty talks of drunken brethren after all.

Stay tuned for more info as they unfold.