By Obio Monday
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has reinstated all his appointees who resigned to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries with immediate effect.
GRASSROOT REPORTERS had reported that Governor Ayade, prior to the APC primaries, directed all his appointees interested in contesting for elective posts in 2023 general elections to resign their appointments.
In a statement on Tuesday, July 5, the governor directed the affected former appointees to report to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) for their immediate reinstatement.
The statement which was signed by Mr. Linus Obogo, Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor read:
“The Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has directed all former political appointees who had earlier resigned to contest the just concluded primaries of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) to report to the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) with immediate effect for their reinstatement.
“The affected persons are also expected to meet with the Auditor-General for documentation and capturing in the payroll.”