Friday, 28 June 2019

I have not barred any media organization from covering my activities - Ayade

Ukorebi Esien

CALABAR -The governor of Cross River State, senator (Prof) Ben Ayade has insisted that he remains the most media friendly governor in the history of the state. 
The governor made this known through a press statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, while debunking romours that some media houses in the state have been barred from reporting the governor's activities.

The statement reads in full: 

The attention of Cross River state government has been drawn to a publication circulating in the social media alleging a ban on some media organisations from covering activities of Governor Ben Ayade.

The publication is intended to misinform the public.

For the avoidance any doubt, no media organisation is barred from covering activities of the governor.

The internal memo from which the publication anchored the blatant lie was meant to manage movement of the Government House Press Crew in the face of temporary transportation challenges.
There is no where in the memo where any media house or journalist was pronounced banned.

Governor Ayade remains the most accessible and media- friendly governor.
In the last four years, he has at every juncture demonstrated this. He therefore,has no plans to jettison this aspect of his nature.


Christian Ita
Chief Press Secretary to Governor