Calabar - Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Thursday, said though a PDP chieftain, he works harder than most APC governors in projecting the image of President Muhammadu Buhari, Daily Trust reports.
“I am in love with the style and ability of President Muhammadu Buhari as leader of Nigerians. He does not see himself as a party leader but as father of the country.
“His efforts at streamlining the country’s resources, as well as tackling corruption drew me closer to him. Besides, he has shown me love even though I am of the PDP. He gives utmost and prompt attention to my requests,” Ayade said.
He said he was now desperate to make a difference as a governor of Cross River State, and that he would spend the next one year commissioning projects.
Meanwhile the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested a brother to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State over alleged N2.4billion contract scam according to News24.
Francis Ayade was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the scam.
Ayade, managing director of Leophina Nigeria Limited and Hally Brown International Limited, was fingered in alleged shady deals involving diversion of public funds into his companies’ accounts.
- News 24