The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Cross River State, Prof Sandy Onor has accused the governor Ben Ayade’s led government of deceit, and disjointed governance in the State, calling for restitution.
Sandy, who spoke at a press conference held in Calabar on Friday, also rejected the eleventh hour recruitment into the state public service by the governor; describing it as a voodoo exercise.
He noted with regret how the people had suffered untold hardship under the present APC administration in the state, and are eagerly awaiting for a purposeful and peoples oriented leadership to take charge.
According to Sandy, “Rather than chase shadows, Ayade should take deliberate efforts to restitute for his sins against the people of Cross River State for about eight years now. He still has a few more months to do this. I urge him to get into his closet and do some self-examination before the end of his disastrous tenure.”
While reiterating his commitment towards creating sustainable employment opportunities for Cross Riverians if elected as the next governor, he lampooned governor Ayade’s hasty and deceitful recruitment into the state public service.
He alleged that the exercise was political rather than altruistic; intended to sway unsuspecting members of the public towards supporting his failed party in the forthcoming general elections in the state.
“The outgoing government has deceived our people enough. We have, for instance, spoken many times against moves by the governor to embark on last minute programmes and projects including the plan to conduct a recruitment exercise into the state public service in the twilight of this administration. At best, this is a voodoo exercise meant to curry favour from unsuspecting members of the public”, he said.
On the forthcoming elections in the state, he urged both INEC and the security agencies to allow IPAC certify the authenticity of the BIVAS.
“We therefore call on INEC and the security agencies to allow IPAC certify the authenticity of their pronouncement on the BIVAS. This is critically important because confidence building is critical in election management, prior to, during and after the elections,” Onor added.