Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State has stated that he will be stepping aside for his deputy through his second term in office.
The governor also stated that he will be moving out if Calabar the state capital and will be playing the role of ‘project manager’s from the sidelines.
Ayade made this known after he was sworn-in as governor of the state for a second term in office.
“Be committed and steadfast Cross River state will be an industrialised state under my watch. In this my second tenure, I will no longer be the governor. My Deputy will be the acting governor while I will become the project manager of Cross River state as I will relocate to Ikom LGA.
“This tenure will be food on the table ,hands on the plough, no amount of investment in infrastructure will be equivalent to taking care of the well being of the people ,paying salaries and employing them.
“We must understand that anytime our problems can only be solved by money then our intellect has failed us,” Ayade stated.