The Cross River state All Progressives Congress (APC), Monday called on the state House of Assembly to impeach Ben Ayade, the state governor.
The state chairman of the party, Mr. John Ochala who made this call during a press briefing in Calabar, said it was high time the governor was impeached for numerous constitutional breaches.
He listed various security challenges in the state and lukewarm attitude of the state government, as part of the reasons the governor must be impeached, adding that the absence of security in the state has become a major threat to lives and properties.
According to Ochala, three prominent indigenes of the state, including a chieftain of the party, Senator Patrick Ani, had been kidnapped in the last one week, nothing that outside the increased cases of armed robbery and kidnap in Calabar in recent times, that many communities in the state have engaged in endless communal clashes.
“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 in the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government,” Ochala said.
This is as report early Monday, claimed that a Niger Delta militant group took over two local government areas in the state forcing people to flee for their lives.
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