Less than 24 hours after he was sacked, Mr Agbiji Mbeh Agbiji, the Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Aviation, has been recalled.
Ayade’s spokesman, Mr. Christian Ita, who confirmed the development in a statement said his principal has asked that Agbiji be reinstated immediately.
The statement said:
“The State Governor, His Excellency, Prof. Ben Ayade has approved the immediate reinstatement of Hon. Agbiji Mbeh Agbiji as the Special Adviser on Aviation.“Hon. Agbiji’s name was included in error amongst those relieved of their appointments in a press release issued earlier today”.
Agbiji was on Monday, May 31, sacked alongside eight other including the Commissioner for Information, Mr Asu Okang, for allegedly refusing to join the governor in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sources at Government House, Calabar, who didn’t want to be quoted, said Agbiji had reached out to the governor and explained that he had since defected to the APC.