The Cross River State Commissioner for Works, Engr Dane Osim-Asu, has commended Gov. Ben Ayade of the state for the rapid infrastructural development in Boki Local Government Area.
Osim Asu made the commendation in Kayang community when he convenes a peace meeting of stakeholders from Boki I state constituency with a view to canvass support for Ayade’s re-election in 2019 and also to proffer solution to stop the communal clashes and cultism in the area.
He said that Ayade had in the past three years given special attention to the plight of Boki local government by providing the needed infrastructural development to the people.
According to him, Ayade has appointed over 4,000 appointees into his government through his `put food on the table policy’, saying that over 180 of the appointees were from Boki.
“As we speak, massive work is ongoing on this 27 kilometres road stretch of the Boki East-West road with three bridges. This road will be asphalted by December 2018; we must celebrate Ayade for this massive support.
“Also, the governor has completed the bridge linking the entire Boki to the council headquarters in Boje, while the kakwagom bridge is also awaiting inauguration.
“What can stop this road is the continues communal clashes and the cultism we face in our local government. It is important for all stakeholders in the Boki project to come together and embrace peace.
“This road will provide easy access routes for our farmers to convey their produce to the larger market. It is by the grace of God that I am chosen to be the leader of Boki PDP political caucus’’, he said.
The Commissioner urged the people of Boki I State Constituency to surrender their arms, embrace peace and work for the re-election of Ben Ayade.
Also speaking, Mr Bette Obi, the Chairman of Cross River State Forestry Commission, said that Ayade deserves a second term in view of his numerous projects across the state and his desire to change the face of Boki for good.
Obi also appealed to the chiefs and youths to shun all forms of violence and social vices in the area, saying that no meaningful development can occur in crisis prone area.
Highlight of the meeting was the adoption taken by stakeholders in the area who unanimously agreed to the resolutions read by Mr Kevin Njong and seconded by Mr Kyrie Okoh.
The resolution states that Boki I will only support the Senatorial aspirant that Ayade directs them to support.
They also agreed that the Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency slot be given to Boki local government area and should be narrowed to Boki I in particular for equity and fairness, while the position of Boki I State Constituency was zoned to Eastern Boki.
Similarly, they also agreed on zero tolerance on security matters in the area