Despite detention of Agba Jalingo, Odok, Governor Ayade preaches love, kindness

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Saturday said that Humanity was the greatest religion on earth because it preaches love, kindness and unity.

Mr Ayade stated this during the kick-off of the grand finale of the 2019 Calabar Carnival which has the theme “Humanity”.

While the governor preaches love and unity, he has ensured that a journalist and a lawyer who criticised his government are detained and tried by the police.

One of such is Agba Jalingo, a journalist and publisher of CrossRiverWatch, who is in prison in Calabar. He is charged with treason over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by Mr Ayade.

Also, a lawyer, Joseph Odok, is being tried allegedly for being critical of the governor.

He is charged with cybercrime for allegedly accusing the chief of staff…

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