Sunday, 26 May 2019

Withdraw your case against me, we brothers of the same Christian faith, Ayade begs Owan, others

Ukorebi Esien

The governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, has called on his political opponents in the just concluded gubernatorial elections to toe the path of politicians in Enugu State who withdrew their cases against the governor because they all belonged to the same Christian faith.

The governor made call, while appreciating God for a successful first term during his pre-inaugural thanksgiving service held at St. Charles's Lwanga Catholic Church in Calabar, the state capital. 

The governor who appreciated God for the grace to successfully complete his first term in office, called on the leadership of the Catholic church to call him and his opponents in the last election to a round table to settle their differences. 

"The main contending parties in the tribunal are Catholics and I believe that the leadership of the Catholic Church in Cross River State has a duty to call us to a round table to settle the case". Ayade pleaded.

It should be recalled that Sen. John Owan Enoh Gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state had immediately after the elections filed in a petition with the election tribunal challenging the outcome of the elections. 

Many Cross Riverians are of the believe that one of the reasons governor Ayade may not have achieved much in his first term was due to his prolonged and elongated court case against Joe Agi after the 2015 elections. As such the governor might not want a repetition of such, thus his desire for a quick settlement of the case.