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Ayade Appoints APC Chieftain, Two Others As Aides

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The Governor of Rivers State, Ben Ayade, on Tuesday, appointed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Cletus Obun, as Special Adviser, Strategic Communications.

Oban was a member of the Cross River House of Assembly before his appointment.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by the governor’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Christian Ita.

Ita said, “The state Governor, His Excellency, Ben Ayade, has approved the following appointments: Victor Omaga Odo JP, State Chairman, Universal Basic Education Board; Mr Cletus Obun, Special Adviser, Strategic Communications, and Mrs Bukie Okangbe, Senior Special Assistant, New Media.”

Ita noted that the appointments will take immediate effect.

Other vacant positions include those of members of his cabinet who resigned following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC.

Recall that the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Asu Okang, and his Women Affairs counterpart, Rita Ayim, were among those who resigned their positions in protest.

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