The Cross River State Government has moved to ensure that several persons identified as being behind a cloned list of political appointees, currently circulating on social media, are taken in by security agents, www.calitown.com can reveal.
Christian Ita, Chief Press Secretary to the CRS governor who made this exclusive revelation early Sunday morning, added that government has been forced to tow this path because the perpetrators of this act want “to misform the public and cause confusion in the state”. He further added that, “this is not the first time my list or (press) releases are being cloned.”
Investigations carried out by www.calitown.com showed that a letter with reference number, GO/PRESS/012/VOL.1/200, dated May 8, 2020, was circulated on the internet with this sarcastic opener; “The State Governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade, has approved the following appointments without immediate effect.” The letter went on to outline a long list of persons, attaching names to such portfolios like, “Special Assistant, Parte after Parte, Snr. Special Assistant, Efik Edi Mbakara, Special Advisers, Anti-Ayade Matters” etc.
Sources inside government also informed us that “this fake list is being circulated by people we have identified, the same people who have rolled on several floors looking for appointments from government. Because they have not been appointed to any political position, they now have resorted to causing confusion so that they can get the attention they so seriously crave. It is a wrong approach and this is also irresponsible behaviour”, as one source who has elected to remain anonymous, put it.
“This is clearly a joke na… Anybody who sees this will know prima facie that it is a joke or a satire. There is nothing criminal here. What will there be arrested and charged for? Are the names on this list even real? Who will see SA, Parte after Parte and not know it is just satire?”, an Abuja based legal expert told us.
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