The Paramount Ruler of Ogoja, His Royal Majesty, Butru Godwin Odu is the latest in a gale of those drumming support for a second term for Governor Ben Ayade in 2019.
The Royal Father expressed his support for the Governor’s second term bid when he spoke at the Ministry of Information and Orientation programme tagged ‘The Conversation,’ held at the Conference Hall of Ogoja Local Government Council, Ogoja.
The Paramount Ruler reminded those who are unjustly and greedily vying for the governorship position, that for equity and justice to prevail, the Northern Senatorial District and Governor Ayade must complete a second term in office.
“Let me use this opportunity to remind us that Governor Ayade is our son. So we will do anything possible to remind any person who thinks otherwise that we must give the necessary support to our son. We will be committing a blunder if we do not stand behind him and see to it that he is returned in office in 2019,” the Monarch added.
Earlier when the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. RoseMary Archibong paid him a courtesy call, the Paramount Ruler stated: “I thank God for Governor Ayade’s intellectual ability. I believe very strongly that the Ayade-led administration has sufficiently laid an economic foundation for a proper take-off of the State.”
“At various fora, we have met and resolved that Senator (Prof.) Ben Ayade be returned to the Government House in 2019 in order to consolidate on the giant strides of his first tenure,” the Royal Father concluded.