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DEMOCRACY DAY: Gov Ayade Warns Against Any Form Of Protest In Cross River


Governor Ben Ayade Threatens To Deal With  Organizers, Participants In Proposed June 12 Nationwide Protests.

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has issued threats to deal with persons who would organize or participate in the proposed June 12 Nationwide Protests. 

Christain Ịta, the Special Adviser to Ayade in a statement warned that any person caught not adhering to the ban on protests will be prosecuted. 

Read statement in full: 

“The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force.

“Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government  will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day

“Government urges any one or group of persons wishing to mark the June 12 Democracy Day to do so quietly within the confines of their homes.

“Parents are hereby advised to keep a firm grip on their kids and wards to prevent them from falling prey to agents of destabilisation as the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on violators of the ban on procession.

“As a responsible and people-oriented government, the Cross River state government under Professor Ayade wishes to assure all citizens that it will continue to protect  lives and properties in the state."

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