The governor of Cross River State, BEN AYADE has sacked four commissioners in his cabinet and five special advisers.

Mr Ayade’s media aide, CHRISTIAN ITA, made this known in a statement today, Monday May 31 in Calabar and obtained by Braze Views.

The affected Commissioners are ASU OKANG, Commissioner for Information, DONATUS ETIM Commissioner for Ministry of Climate Change, RITA AYIM, Commissioner for Women Affairs and MIKE USIBE, Commissioner for New Cities Development.

The statement listed the names of the Special Advisers as LEO INYAMBE in charge of Security, JOHN ETIM, Oil Palm Development, OROK DUKE of CALLYWOOD, VICTOR OKON and AGBIJI MBEH-AGBIJI.

The statement directed the sacked officials to return all government properties in their care with immediate effect to the chief of staff to the governor.

“The governor thanked them for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Although, no reason was given for the governor’s action but pundits said it may not be unconnected to their refusal to defect to the APC with the governor, who recently defected from the PDP.

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