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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Former Taxi Driver Gov Ben Ayade Tells His Story...

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has revealed that earlier in his life he was a hustler and a taxi driver.

According to him, there was nothing to be ashamed of because he was doing an honourable and legal hustle.

He said he had always told anyone that cared to listen that he had a very humble beginning, a reason he said had enabled him to understand his job as a governor of the people.

He disclosed this on Wednesday at a public rally in Calabar where he was a guest of the Unified Commercial Drivers Association of Cross River State, which staged a political rally in support of his second term bid.

Ayade said: “I am a former taxi driver. I used to drive taxis. I am one of you. I can not be ashamed to reveal this. I started out in life as a hustler and driver. I therefore know your importance to the society and government.”
Elated at the cheers from the commercial drivers, Ayade announced that he was going to flood the state with at least 120,000 new cars to be used as taxis across the state.

Prof Ayade said the reason for his government’s aggressive industrialization drive was because he knew that the people needed jobs.

“I am building the industries to create jobs, to empower the people”.

He explained that he has been able to manage Cross River’s meagre financial resources effectively because, according to him, he is not a full time politician.

“If I was a full time politician, we will be owing salaries.I know my circumstances, I know my history,” he said.

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  1. Heard he's doing well in Cross river state. Hope it continues.

  2. all of a sudden dy had a rough beginning

  3. Gov Ortom said he was once an agbero, now Gov Ayade is telling us he was a former taxi driver, I wonder which Gov is next in this hustle I did way back series. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    1. Lol. Okezie Ikpeazu maybe. Shebi he used to pack 'dorty'. I over believe Gov Ortom, the agbero dey show for im face πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

  4. This tout of a gov has turned Cally up side down.

  5. .... We all have a story to tell.

  6. Politicians always telling fake stories so that they can gain sympathies from the masses.

  7. Good for him. Elections are fast approaching so guys, get ready for more grass to Grace stories, which will disappear after the elections.

  8. Such a manipulatorπŸ˜”,his tenure has been the worst so far.Huge portholes on every major road in this calabar, now that the carnival is starting he"ll start putting up a charade by repairing the roads and mountain a huge "AYADE IS WORKING" signboard.Once all the tourist return to their countries the shit holeness continues.He's obviously going to win the second term,hopefully he"ll fufill his promises this time.

  9. Very useless governor. All he does is to carry girls and shout at roof top that he married his wife as a virgin. Can you beat that coming from a whole state governor? Dancing Akilo at the slightest opportunity. Wearing T shirt to a formal occasion. Agbero governor. I heard he is the worst so far.
    Calabar that was known for cleanliness is no more.
    No road to drive a clean car. I was supposed when I went for a friend's mother burial to hear so much lamentations from indigenes. Now he has suddenly became an ex taxi driver. Election story. Fear God oooo!!!

    May God bless Donald Duke.

  10. Short man. So full of himself and he dose not even pay the girls he carries up and down good money. Useless man

  11. Governor that has use high tax to chase businesses out of Calabar, a man that only works road during December so he can drive his power bike, a Governor that doesn't pay corpers but lied that he is paying corpers 3k and has increased it to 5k.. Let me just stop here for now, but this man has rubbished Calabar


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