Political appointees of Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade from Boki Local Government Area have held a rally in Biakwan community of the area to rally support for the governor and to also sensitise and mobilize the people on the need to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration exercise.
The appointees who bore placards with inscriptions like “Boki is 100 per cent Ayade, Cross River Youth Vanguard supports Ayade, Ayade has transformed Boki with rural road and electrification projects”, among others, were led by Commissioner for Works, Dan Osim-Asu.
Osim-Asu at the rally, explained that the governor had awarded the construction of Boki East-Boki West road that has over the years sepsrated people of the local government area for ages. According to him, the 27 kilometer stretch road was awarded at the cost of N4billion, adding that 30 per cent mobilization money has been given as direct labour to the state Ministry of Works and work is ongoing.
“We decided to hold this mega rally today in appreciation of what Ayade has done for the people of Boki. Ayade has given no fewer than 189 political appointments to Boki sons and daughters. Aside that, the governor has awarded the construction of Boki East-Boki west road project valued at N4billion. This road when completed, will link Boki East and West together. Boki local government area stands for Ayade is 100 per cent. Considering all he has done for us, our collective interest should be that Ayade is elected and returned as governor in 2019’’, he said.
Also speaking, George Ekpungu, the State Commissioner for New Cities Development, stressed the need for people in the area to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration exercise. Ekpungu explained that adequate buses and logistics arrangement have been made to convey people from their villages to Bateriko and Okundi communities which are centres for the registration. He called on the people of Boki to have faith in the administration of Ayade, saying that Boki Local Government Area was fully represented in the present administration in the state.
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