Code 888 Commissions Office, Inaugurates Local Government EXCO
Code 888, a peer group agitating the culture of power rotation in Cross River State yesterday, commissioned her office space at the Big Qua Mall, opposite the U.J Esuene Stadium Calabar and inaugurated her local government executives.
In his opening remarks, Director-general of the organization, Comr. Maurice Nkong said Code888 represents equity, justice and fairness towards ensuring that all 3 senatorial districts of the state get an equal share of the governorship of the State. It is to this end that the group is calling on support to return power to the south after it had gone through all zones.
“Code 888 is not an ethnic organization. We are made up of members across the 3 senatorial districts and 18 LGAs of Cross River State. H.E Donald Duke became governor and ruled for 8 years. Thereafter, Senator Liyel Imoke and now Senator Prof. Ben Ayade. We are calling on every Cross Riverian to stand with Governor Ben Ayade in ensuring that power returns to the south. This is for the purpose of maintaining the peace we have enjoyed as a people”, the DG Said.
Speaking also, Commissioner for Tourism Development, Hon Eric Anderson thanked the organizers for the “wonderful dreams” of code 888. “This is the time of the south. We have credible leaders who can lead our dear State. My Ward and LGA are solidly behind code 888”.
Addressing the audience, State Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River State Chapter, Comr. Dan Obo assured that the Council stands with Code 888, stating clearly that nobody is a monopoly of knowledge. Comr. Obo said every home has a person with capacity, therefore, Cross River South with 7 LGAs should not slag around because it is the turn of the South.
The occasion featured several officials of the government and dignitaries including all higher institution worldwide leaders and LGA leaders who took turns to support the call for “BacktoSouth” during their goodwill messages in support of Code888, some of which includes Etubom Arch. Eyo Ndem, Senator Bassey Otu represented by Mr Ekpenyong Akiba, Hon. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr represented by Mr Anam, Special Assistant to the Governor on Ministry of Justice, Barr. Ijom Ukam, Director-general Summit Hills Mr Joseph Edet were among various others who graced the occasion.
Highpoint of the Event was the inauguration of Code 888 Local Government Coordinators and the commissioning of an office space located at the Big Qua Mall along IBB way, Calabar and a walk around the new secretariat led by the Commissioner for Tourism Development, Hon Eric Anderson while chanting the slogan of Code888 leading to the cutting of the ribbon by the Commissioner.
Code 888: Equity, Justice and Fairness