A civil society organization (CSO), the Cross River Transparency Network International (CRTNI), has again said that Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State should be impeached immediately.
Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the coordinator of the group, Comrade Jonathan Agbor, said they were forced to take the stance because of incessant overseas’ travels of the governor during which he spent at least two months before returning.
Agbor, who voiced unhappiness over the inaction of the State House of Assembly, called on the lawmakers to commence the impeachment proceedings.
He said Ayade had violated constitutional provisions by frequently traveling abroad.
He also accused the governor of abandoning his constructional duties to administer the state to the deputy governor, Prof Ivara Esu, and allegedly leaving major issues that need his attention unattended to.
Agbor alleged that, “Since Ayade came on board, he has spent more days in Abuja and abroad than he has spent in the state. Out of 365 days in a year, he spends less than 100 days in office.”