Governor Liyel Imoke is not dead – Aide

Governor Liyel Imoke The Cross River State Commissioner for Information, Chief Akin Ricketts has assured that the state governor, Liyel Imoke, is not dead. He added that at the moment, the governor, who is ill, is recuperating on his hospital bed abroad.

In reaction to rumour making the rounds in the state that Imoke is dead, Rickett said the governor officially wrote to the state House of Assembly last week that he was handing over to his deputy, Efiok Cobham, to enable him proceed on two months accumulated leave.

“There is no iota of truth in the rumour making the round in the state and beyond that Governor Liyel Imoke is dead. He is not dead, he is now recuperating. There are strong indications that he would soon return to the country”, he said.

The governor’s chief press secretary, Christian Ita, in a statement last Thursday said Imoke had been away from office in search of medical attention. The ailment was not disclosed.

The statement said, “Some three weeks ago, His Excellency Governor Liyel Imoke took a short break after a long, hectic and eventful year, all preparatory to the start of the busy Calabar Festival season. He used the opportunity to undergo medicals, and in the course of so doing, was advised by his doctors to undergo further medical evaluation. Accordingly, His Excellency will be proceeding on a two-month accumulated leave with effect from December 6. In line with the provisions of the Constitution, His Excellency Efiok Cobham, the deputy governor will act in his place.”

  1. inyang stephen edet Reply

    as 4 me i fink imoke shud die,,,,coz crsrivarians r jux lyk d r in exile,,,so we need freedom let him die,,,

    • paul Jude Reply

      Iyang Stephen Edet or whatever you call yourself, You are a very wicked person. You want a fellow human being like you to died. This is the highest level of wickedness. You seriously need to ask God to forgive you.

  2. davidson edodi Reply

    Stephen shut up ur evil mouth and may GOD have mercy on u.my able governer am awaiting ur recovering.GOD is ur healer.

  3. Many thinking imoke should die is not de best thought,wilda he is good or bad leader is not in their place to judge him with death penalty let God judge him.GODWIN ATU Reply

    Many thinking imoke should die is not de best thought,wilda he is good or bad leader is not in their place to judge him with death penalty let God judge him.GODWIN ATU

    • Ifiok Edward Reply

      Godwin wht u’re saying is true, bcos d Bible says dat we shuld judge no 1 so dat we wil nt b judge. Notin wil hapn 2 our governor Liyel imoke. Whteva sickness mayb God wil heal him 4 us, Amen!

      • Jeff nnanna Reply

        I join the forces of angel,the heavenly spirit heal you cos the bible say dat if the SON of man shoul set you free ur free indeed. God healeth wish u quick recovery.

  4. HILARY GODWIN Reply

    IMOKE MAY LACK D SMARTNESS,COLDBLOODED SHREWDNESS & SAGACITY OF DON DUKE BT 2 BE HONEST,HE IS DOING WELL & DESERVE UR PRAISE & SYMPATHY NT CONDEMNATION & DEATH-WISH.LETS ALL PRAY 4 HIS SPEEDY RECOVERY.”GET WELL SOON,IMOKE & END UR TENURE SUCESFULLY”

  5. Epangha sunday Reply

    Dos people dat lyk spreadin false rumours should better shutup if the ave nothing to say..imoke is alive

  6. Austin Reply

    Even if liyel imoke is not a good leader but his health matas alot to us my prayers is God is his healer.

  7. Austin Reply

    Even if liyel imoke is not a good leader but his health matas alot to us my prayers is God is his healer…

  8. Meg Reply

    Let him who is without sin b d first 2 cast a stone.Imoke is doing his best n i believ God is wit him,he is strong n notin can touch his soul.God who has brot him dis far wil not let him c shame,may all who wish 2 c him dead, die in his place.i trust God 4 his lif so kip ur mouth shut if dnt knw wht 2say dan wishing some1 dead whn u cant giv lif.may God hav mercy on Edet 4 such nasty words

  9. Goldenking Reply

    May God help Him.

  10. Emmanuel Joshua Reply

    Hmmmmmmm am not suprise. There is nothing u wil do dat people wil not talk. If u lik be d most noble man on planet earth people must surely talk againt u. Pls my able state Man, u shall live and rule dis state in peace and harmony, dead shall neva be ur portion till u clock 70 or even more. Recieve ur healing in JESUS NAME AMEN

  11. Dr. Adugba Reply

    Nyang Stephen, u think if liyel die he wll take over your death/ grave? U plan evil and u will benefit and take part in it. God giveth life, He knows wat is best 4 liyel and entire cross river. God forgive us our sins we want our governor back on his feet, heart and healthy in Jesus name. Amen.

  12. NOLE JEN3LE (CRUTECH) Reply

    its funny coz lately a spirit head of a pentecostal church in lagos had a prophesy dat a nigerian governor will die b4 d end of his tenur.lets pray it isn,t our governor.

  13. charles effiong Reply

    WISH YOU QUICK RECOVERY

  14. Kike Reply

    None is righteous the bible said but it also said dat the wicked shall surely die,let no man made himself god over others bcos of d little previlage God gave him,if God bcomes angry,He will destroy such n no prayer can stop dat,in all God is d owner of all,He alone knows wat 2 do let him glorify his name but with mercy oh lord!

  15. Lexzo Etuk Reply

    Wt a life……..GOD hav mercy

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