Secretary to the Stats Government, Barr. Tina Banku Agbor has disclosed that Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has made a return to the country after travelling with President Muhammadu Buhari to Lome, Togo to attend a Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit.
Barr. Agbor made this know on Thursday to Voplink media, where he stated that Gov Ayade was among other government delegates such as Governor of Niger State Abubakar Bello, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazauand the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah that attended the ECOWAS Summit.
Otbers include, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
He was welcomed by a huge crowd of people at the airport and a few of his officials before attending to awaiting journalists.
Having debunked rumours of his plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gov Ayade’s remain committed to promoting the good image of Cross River State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come 2019 general elections. When the SSG was asked about the reasons for the cordial Governor’s relationship with the President notwithstanding that they are members of different political parties. The SSG simply replied there is wisdom in intellectual governance and there is a difference between governance for the people and governance for elections. Which will you rather have she asked