Florence Ita Giwa: Ayade is the 1st Governor to make Bakassi indigene commissioner
A front line politician in Cross River State and former aide to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Florence Ita- Giwa, has poured cold water on alleged faceoff with the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade.
Speaking Wednesday on “Hit FM Breakfast show”, a private radio station in Calabar, Ita-Giwa reiterated her respect for the governor.
According to Ita-Giwa, “I have no issues with the governor of my state for he is a man with a large heart. He has human feelings and has always displayed his love for the displaced people of Bakassi.”
Continuing, Ita-Giwa who recently pitched her political tent with the All Progressives Congress (APC), said: “When the governor took German team to Bakassi, I was not there, but he was so touched by the plight of the returnees and that made him to weep openly.”
Throwing more light on her cordial relationship with the governor, she intimated that “Governor Ben Ayade is the first governor to make a Bakassi indigene Commissioner. Based on my relationship with him (Ayade), I asked for seven slots of appointments, he gave me five and I have never hidden my appreciation for that gesture so received.”
Ita-Giwa, reaffirmed her unflinching regards for the governor, urging desperate and overzealous politicians, as well as others who need cheap publicity, not to rubbish her relationship with the governor as he has never relented in embarking on issues that have tremendous impact on the people.
On her next step of action bordering on the allegation of diversion of relief materials by the displaced people of Bakassi, she said: “We will meet in court because they protested openly,” adding that “the materials are in the police headquarters as we speak. Let us go and see them.”