The Cross River state chapter of the APC has called for the impeachment of Governor Ben Ayade.
The All Progressives Congress in the state called for the impeachment of the Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade for numerous constitutional breaches and rising insecurity.
The party said Governor Ayade has failed to guaranty the safety of the people of Cross River and was unfit to remain governor.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, July 11, chairman of the APC in the state, Mr. John Ochala, said Ayade is not fit to remain governor of Cross River state because of the constitutional breaches and rising insecurity in the state.
According to reports, the APC chieftain blamed the governor’s alleged lukewarm attitude over serious matters of public concern in the state.
Cross River APC Calls For Ayade’s Impeachment
He particularly highlighted the area of security of lives and properties as only one aspect of the failure of the PDP-led government.
“If the House of Assembly do not find any area for which to indict and consequently impeach Ayade, we wish to point to them that the governor has consistently stayed out of the state for a period longer than what the constitution prescribes, without duly transmitting the reins of governance to his deputy as prescribed by the relevant statutes.
“Also, he has acted contrary to the provisions laid out in the second schedule of the constitution by attempting to, among others, create a police force in the guise of Green Police, Homeland Security, which are the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government.”
Mr Ochala also mentioned that three prominent Cross Riverians, including an APC chieftain, Senator Patrick Ani, had been kidnapped in the last one week.
He also highlighted that several communities were having unending communal clashes because of the near-absence of governance in the state.
Earlier this month, suspected militants had kidnapped a third republic senator, Patrick Ani, from his farm in Akpabuyo near Calabar on Wednesday, July 6.
A team of policemen reportedly visited his farm hours after information started filtering into town that the senator had been kidnapped.
Reports in the media alleged that militants had invaded the Government House in Calabar and took the Deputy Governor hostage. The reports were however debunked by the governor as false.