Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has lambasted some members of the national assembly in the state, decrying their level of negligence towards the constituents.
Ben Ayade while speaking at the Flag Off of enrolment into the states’ Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).
In his words:
After donations of their Keke, they pay millions to national television to advertise instead of spending the money for the people
Ayade while berating the actions of some politicians in the state said it was wrong for them to buy tricycles for constituents without any form of health insurance for their constituents.
According to him:
Let the politician show us what they have done for the people, stop abusing the poverty of the people, when the election comes you look for something to entice the people
When these people have accidents, they don’t have health insurance, Politicians have no conscience, and I challenge national assembly members to show the report card of what they have done.
Ayade took a swipe on some of the politicians who only appear in the state to seek for political support, challenging them to show the evidence of their works in their time in office.
They never come to Calabar until during elections, the citizens are waiting for you to tell us what they have done. We have 196 wards in the state and we shall have a problem of driving 196 vehicles
Movement of men and materials across each ward to ensure that anybody who is sick has access to primary health care, hence we shall use drones to distribute drugs and other materials there.