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Governor Ayade denies PDP’s accusation of looting N100billion

Ben Ayade

Opposition PDP accuses the Governor of looting via private companies

The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has refuted an allegation by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that he looted the State treasury of over N100billion, using three private companies, his family and allies.

In a statement signed by the PDP State Publicity Secretary, Prince Mike Ojisi titled: ‘On Ayade’s N100billion loot and the incoherence of His Political Vuvuzela’, PDP alleged that Governor Ben Ayade syphoned over N100billion from the Cross River State Government Treasury using some companies and cronies. The accusation was based on a purported “Investigation” by Pointblanknews.com.

Governor Ayade speaking through his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Linus Obodo denied the claims by pointing out how the administration recorded a net statutory allocation of about N115billion between 2015 to 2021, executed projects, cleared pensions, paid salaries, and met other financial obligations.

The PDP’s allegations was dismissed by the Governor and his aide as unfounded and centered on falsehood by an unverifiable source.

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