The Head of Department, Political Science, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Dr. George Atelhe, has described the landslide victory of the Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, in the last gubernatorial election in the state as the expression of the will of the people of the state.
In his congratulatory message, the political science Don, stated that the Victory of the Obudu Born Governor in the said Elections was well deserved bearing in mind the huge developmental strides which the Ayade’s administration has recorded in just four years.
Dr. Atelhe, reasoned that considering the very meagre amount coming to the state from the federation account, comparing that with the monumental achievements on ground in the state, Ayade is indeed a miracle worker and a good Manager of scarce resources.
The HOD of Political Science, UNICAL, asserted that the overwhelming will of the people of Cross River State as expressed in the last gubernatorial election confirmed the fact that the people were so happy and proud of the ground breaking achievements of Ayade in important sectors such as, education, Health, agriculture, Urban and rural development industrialization and infrastructural development, as well as the power sector among others.
“Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, came into power with Rich and clear ideas and direction on governance and where the State should be in eight years from 2015. He has performed wonderfully well in the first term and that is why the people said with one voice that he must complete his eight years as governor,
The garment factory to rice Seed and Seedlings factory, CALAPHARM company to Calachika, Cocoa processing plant to the automated rice processing plant, the 275 KM six lane super highway/Bakassi Deep Seaport to the dual carriage way cutting across the five LGAs of the northern senatorial district and the Boki East-West road, the 21 megawatt power plant to the quarry factories, the Calasvegas city to the toothpick factory and the Canadian School to the Teachers’ training and Continous Education Training Institution among so many other projects not mentioned here are all testimonies pointing to the ingenuity of governor Ben Ayade and why the people voted for him for the second term, Dr. Atelhe averred.
He maintained that in the modern Cross River State from the late 80s to date, no administration has embarked on such massive programme of development and industrialization like the Ayade’s administration has done within the space of 1460 days in office.
The Obudu Born political science egg head, said that he has for the past years observed with keen interest the wonders that Ayade is performing in Cross River State, and concluded that it must take an extra- ordinary person with extra-ordinary brain to record such huge successes.
Dr Atelhe therefore called on all the people of the state to give the Governor the needed support to take Cross River to great heights by 2023, adding, he prayed for Continous wisdom from God to enable the governor accomplish his dreams and vision for the State.