By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Residents of Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State shall remain in darkness until the last day of Calabar festival.
This is evident, according to sources close to the office of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company(PHEDC) as the state governor Senator Ben Ayade had directed that all transformers supplying power be disconnected henceforth.
The directive came as PHEDC supplied light to residents of Calabar south after several months of darkness.
Mistakingly supplied power to the areas and Ayade got wind of it and summoned the manager to his office and threatened to sack him from office if he dares supply light to the area.
For several months, residents of the area have remained in darkness for over one year and above.
As if this is not enough, “there is no source of potable drinking water in the area for over three years”, the New Nigerian Online can reliably report.
Worsened is the deplorable state of roads in Calabar south.
Meanwhile the activities of cultists of different groups have consistently causes mayhem in the past two weeks as more than 20 persons especially youths have either been killed or wasted.
There is no movement of people from 5pm daily as the popular “Keke” is banned to operate after 6pm daily.
Civil servants, traders and other residents trek long distances daily if you are living in Calabar south.
The New Nigerian had recently reported that visitors and tourists will face hard times as there is water, access road and lack of electricity during the Calabar carnival.