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Gov Imoke proceeds on leave, writes House of Assembly

By The Citizen
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Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke yesterday proceeded on a 2-month accumulated leave.

A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary and Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Christian Ita, said Imoke has communicated his decision to the State House of Assembly through a letter to the Speaker, Rt Hon. Larry Odey.

The statement said Imoke’s Deputy, Mr. Efiok Cobham will act in his place for the duration of the leave in line with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Some 3 weeks ago His Excellency took a short break after a long hectic, and eventful year all preparatory to the start of the busy Calabar festival season. He used the opportunity to undergo medicals and in the course of so doing, was advised by his doctors to  undergo further evaluation.

“Accordingly, His Excellency will be proceeding on a 2-month accumulated leave with effect from today.  In line with the provisions of the constitution His Excellency, Efiok Cobham the Deputy Governor will act in his place during the  period of his leave,”the statement read in parts.

It also quoted the Governor as wishing all Cross Riverians the very best in the this yuletide season.