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Gov Otu suspends two Clan Heads for countering his directives

By Frank Ulom

The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Otu, has suspended two clan heads in the Akpabuyo Traditional Rulers Council. The two clan heads in question are HRH Etinyin Ekpenyong Ekpo Asuquo, who serves as the Clan Head of Atimbo, and HRH Etinyin Archibong Ita Le’Nelson, who holds the position of Clan Head of Akansoko.

According to a press statement signed by Mr Nsa Gill, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Monday, 22nd April, both of these individuals have reportedly countered the directives of the Governor, which were aimed at maintaining peace and orderliness in the leadership position of the Akpabuyo Traditional Rulers Council.

The statement said such acts of insubordination are deemed unacceptable and have led to the indefinite suspension of the two individuals from their roles as Clan Heads. As a result of this suspension, they are not permitted to parade themselves in any form as Clan Heads until further notice.

The Governor also made it clear that the suspension of HRH Etinyin Ekpenyong Ekpo Asuquo and HRH Etinyin Archibong Ita Le’Nelson takes immediate effect.

The statement noted further that acting clan heads will be announced by the Governor to replace the suspended individuals.

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“His Excellency the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu has received report of unacceptable acts of insubordination by two clan heads in Akpabuyo Traditional Rulers Council, where the two: HRH Etinyin Ekpenyong Ekpo Asuquo (Clan Head of Atimbo) and HRH Etinyin Archibong Ita Le‘Nelson (Clan Head of Akansoko) vehemently countered the directives of the Governor aimed at maintaining peace and orderliness in the leadership position of the Akpabuyo Traditional Rulers Council.

“Accordingly, the so-mentioned persons; HRH Etinyin Ekpenyong Ekpo Asuquo (Clan Head of Atimbo) and HRH Etinyin Archibong Ita Le’Nelson (Clan Head of Akansoko) are hereby suspended indefinitely.

“More so, they are not expected to parade themselves anywhere and in any form as Clan Heads until further notice.

“This directive takes immediate effect!

“In their stead, acting clan heads will be announced by the Governor,” the statement read.

Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom is an experienced Journalist, Blogger and Writer with several years of experience. His stories are based on community development and have brought positive change across board.

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