Former commissioners slam Gov Ayade for not acting on anti-grazing bill


Seven former Commissioners led by Asu Okang who recently left Governor Ben Ayade’s cabinet to align with Ayade’s political opponents in the PDP have lambasted the governor for not assenting to the anti-grazing bill like his counterparts in the South-South.

The commissioners under aegis of PDP Renaissance Group in a statement also charged the Cross River State House of Assembly (CRHA) to as a matter of urgency join other Southern states to domesticate the Anti-Open grazing law in the interest of regional security.

They also frowned at the Governor’s continual distancing from the South-South governors’ forum.

Okang expressed surprised that the state has been silent, even when there are clashes by herdsmen and farmers in the region.

“We note with utter dismay, that as at today, Cross River is still among the remaining three Southern states, whose Houses of Assembly are yet to consider or pass the Anti-Open grazing law.”

The group urged the state government to desist forth from privatising government owned assets listed by the state governor.

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