Just days after he was roundly criticised in the media for supposedly abandoning his work as Cross River State Commissioner of Finance and concentrating on a perceived 2023 gubernatorial ambition, Asuquo Ekpenyong, CRS Finance Commissioner, has today in Calabar declared to journalists during a press conference that he has no 2023 gubernatorial ambition.
While critics claim his inactions as Finance boss were responsible for the loss of a $3million World Bank Assisted grant to CRS, Asuquo has stoutly come clear that; “I have no intention to vie for office of governor in 2023. Let it be clear; if you can allow me to do the work on my table I will be glad to do and I will be happy that I have added my contribution to the Cross River State Government and thereafter go back to my private sector practice”.
Ekpenyong who appeared under invisible pressure, may have diffused political tension around his person to a considerable extent after it was becoming obvious that certain political elements were clearly bent on dragging him to the mud, especially with scathing criticism directed at him in recent times.
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