Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Friday said he got an instruction from God almighty to rule the state, with the aim of providing the dividends of democracy.
The governor said this at the Margaret Ekpo Airport in Calabar while addressing thousands of supporters who came to receive him on arrival from Abuja.
The governor had been away for over a month and during the period, the Supreme Court fixed December 9, 2016 for the ruling to determine his eligibility to continue to govern the state.
The matter at the Supreme Court was instituted by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Joe Agi, who contested the 2015 governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party with Ayade.
But addressing a crowd of over 10,000 supporters who waited for over three hours in the scorching sun, Ayade said power belongs to God, and that he had received divine call to govern the state.
Also at the event were the deputy governor, Prof. Ivara Esu; Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. John Gaul-Lebo; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Tina Agbor; state Chairman of PDP, Chief Edim Inok; and a member of House of Representatives, Mr. Lego Idagbo.
Ayade said, “I was preparing to run for the Senate when God called me and said I should be governor. I came into the office as governor under the inspiration of God. I am totally innocent. If I come before the court of man, I come with supplication for clemency from God,’’ he said.SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>