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Gov. Ayade’s Defection: “You Are Misrepresenting Facts”, Obono-Obla Blasts Ibeshi Over His Statement Against Buhari

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Gov. Ayade’s Defection: “You Are Misrepresenting Facts”, Obono-Obla Blasts Ibeshi Over His Statement Against Buhari

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River State Chapter and former Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has responded to a statement from, Hon. Emmanuel Ibeshi , a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Cross River State, titled RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR BEN AYADE’ S DEFECTION BY HON. EMMANUEL IBESHI

Reacting to the statement, Chief Obono-Obla said he found to his chagrin and dismay that some aspects of the Statement was a distortion and misrepresentation calculated to mislead the public.

He cited a paragraph of the Statement, where Mr. Ibeshi wrote thus: ‘I am yet to see the deliverables the Buhari romance with Ayade has availed Cross River State. I was at the commissioning of the Superway by the President. Promises were made about the Deep Seaport and the Superhighway by President Buhari, but till date, there’s been no evidence of the fruit of that servile romance”.

According to Obono-Obla, Mr. Ibeshi Mr. Ibeshi mixed up or misrepresented facts and seems to have forgotten the event or occasion he is talking about.

“On 26 October 2015, I was in the entourage of President Muhammad Buhari to Calabar on the invitation of Governor Ben Ayade to flag off the superhighway project in Nsan, Akampka Local Government Area on Governor Ayade’s invitation. It follows that President Buhari did visit Calabar to commission the Super Highway as claimed by Ibeshi.

“Contrary to the claim of Mr. Ibeshi, President Buhari did not make any promise concerning the Deep Seaport and Superhighway, respectively.

“First, we all know that the deep seaport and Superhighway were brainchildren of Governor Ayade. They are his signature projects. President Buhari was only invited to flag off the Superhighway. So how can President Buhari make promises of doing project (s) that he was invited to flag off? The deliberate misrepresentation of facts by Ibeshi to cast President Buhari in a bad light is not fair.

“I can see from all what Mr. Ibeshi has written he is not happy that Governor Ayade defected. But the same Ibeshi defected from PDP in 2003 to National Democratic Party. Again, he left NDP to join the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in 2006 or thereabout. In 2007 again, he returned to PDP!

“Today, Ibeshi is pontificating about the survival of democracy and accountability in Nigeria. He has forgotten so soon what made him leave PDP in 2003. Human memory is really short,” Obono-Obla said.

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