Saturday, 17 November 2018

Donald Duke was the only governor who recognized our community - Busi clan head

The Clan Head of Busi Clan in Obanliku Local Government of Cross River State, Utuo Peter Amiye has stated that no Governorship aspirant or Governor for that matter has visited his community or his palace since the creation of the state.

The Clan Head who lamented years of neglect by the government after Donald Duke, added that his community can generate alot of revenue for the state if only the government can look into the place 

The Clan Head who said this when the Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr. Eyo Ekpo paid him a courtesy visit in his Palace, decried the state of the Ranch since Donald Duke left office and said the people expected more from subsequent regimes considering the foundation that was laid from 1999.

On his part, the Mr. Eyo Ekpo said that it is regrettable that the ranch, that was a symbol of what tourism  was in Nigeria has been allowed to deteriorat and to waste because of the lack of vision on the side of the current government.

Ekpo who said he was in the home of the Clan Head for consultation said he is aware of the challenges facing the area and that  his government will work towards solving them.

"In the last three years we have not had Local Government Councils in Cross River State and as a former Attorney-General of this state I know how that has been impeding on the growth of the state, as the lack of Local Government and a disregard for the traditional stools usually make the work of the security operatives very difficult.

"I am aware of the potentials that the  land and people of Obanliku have and I am ready to exploit it to the fullest, so that the people of Obanliku and indeed the rest of Cross River State can once again benefit from Obanliku." Ekpo stated 

Highpoint of the meeting was prayers for Eyo Ekpo by the clan head and his counsel of chiefs to have peaceful Campaig.