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C’River Lawmakers pass vote of confidence on Speaker

By Itam Offor

The Cross River State House of Assembly Lawmakers have passed a vote of confidence on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem.

The motion for the vote of confidence was moved, during a plenary on Tuesday (28th May), by the Member representing Yakurr I State Constituency, Hon. Cyril James Omini, and seconded by the Member representing Etung State Constituency, Hon. Kingsley Ntui Isong.

Omini noted that the House will continue to work for the interest of the State.

“Last week, the House experienced a legislative disruption but we want the best for the State. On that note, I move a motion for a vote of confidence on Mr Speaker.” Omini stated.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem reiterated the need for the House to continue working in unity.

“We are all brothers from different walks of life and the long-term relationship which we have built cannot be thrown to the wind. On the 22nd of May 2024, we had a session which, for the first time, was disrupted. The beautiful thing is that there is no Victor, no vanquished,” Ayambem said.


When the Speaker called for a voice vote on the motion, Members voted unanimously for the vote of confidence accordingly.

Recall that during the plenary of Wednesday, 22nd May 2024, there was a disruption of proceedings by some Members which has since been amicably resolved. The disruption led to the removal of Ayambem as the Speaker of the House by 17 out of the 25 Lawmakers.

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