Gov Ayade of Cross River active on Twitter despite being AWOL

Gov Ben Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade has been away from office since the last week of January without formally transferring power to his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu.

He also did not inform the House of Assembly that he was leaving the state.

This action has prompted some concern among citizens of the state and also among civil servants.

In his absence, his brother, Dr Frank Ayade has reportedly been de facto ‘acting governor’, leaving the deputy governor in the cold.

The younger Ayade has long been rumoured to be the real governor of the state, pulling the power strings on behalf of his older brother, and making people wonder who they really voted for.

On Twitter, however, the governor has been active up until March 7. Perhaps managed by an aide, Ayade responded to questions and even gave clarification on civil servants salary.

Here are some tweets below: @ben_ayade