- Management Trainee
By Bassey Inyang Correspondent, Calabar
It has been officially disclosed that the Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke, who is currently in Maryland, United States of America (USA), where he spent his accumulated leave to attend to his health, will return to the country within this month.
Acting Governor, Efiok Cobham, stated this on Tuesday evening in Calabar during a Town Hall Meeting staged as part of the Good Governance Tour contingent, which visited the state from February 10 to 13.
According to Cobham, “Though the governor is in Maryland for medical reasons, he is not in any life threatening condition. Yes! The governor is in Maryland.
“Any moment from now he will return. There is no secret about his whereabouts. Last December, I had cause to address the Elders Forum of this state, and it was one of the platforms that I felt was necessary for me to clear all doubts about the whereabouts of the governor. If he does not return this weekend, he will definitely do so next week.”
Daily Independent gathered that already, plans are in top gear to receive Imoke when he returns to the state.
It was gathered that on return, Imoke will address the press and thank the people for the love and support accorded his administration.
If he returns, Imoke will be the second sick governor that returned to the country this month after a long stay abroad.
Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime, is the first to arrive the country earlier this month.