Saturday, May 30, 2015

Senator Ben Ayade Sworn In as Governor of Cross River State

Senator Imoke handing over the mantle to Senator Ayade
Senator Ben Ayade was sworn in yesterday as the Governor of Cross River State.  Speaking at the 5000 seater Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) after he was sworn in, Senator Ayade promised to see to the dualisation of the Calabar-Ikom-Obudu Ranch thereby creating a dual carriage super highway.  He also promised to see to the establishment of a seaport in Calabar which would generate revenue and encourage tourism.  More pictures after the cut.....

Handing over the mantle to Senator Ayade and Prof Esu

The New governor of CRS - Sen Ben Ayade



The new governor reading his inaugural speech

Gov Ayade with CRS Flag

Governor and Mrs Ayade

Deputy Governor Prof Ivara Esu and his spouse
Former Governor Donald Duke, his wife Onari and other officials

Senator Gershom Bassey and Senator Ndoma Egba



Outgoing Governor Liyel Imoke and other guests

Former Governor Liyel Imoke

Mrs Obioma Imoke, Gov Ayade, Prof Esu

Outgoing Governor Imoke 

Governor, Deputy and their Spouses



Outgoing Governor Senator Liyel Imoke

New Governor Ben Ayade

Mrs Onari Duke and Senator Florence Ita-Giwa

PDP Party Faithfuls

Cross Section of Guests

Mr and Mrs Donald Duke

Hon. Bassey Ewa

The Dukes



CRS Chief Judge and other dignitaries







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