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C’River Assembly removes Chairman of Traditional Rulers’ Council, Etim Okon Edet

The Cross River State House of Assembly has taken a resolution removing the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers’ Council, HRM (Dr) Etim Okon Edet.

The resolution, CONVERSEER gathered was made during today, Tuesday’s plenary by the House headed by Speaker Elvert Ayambem.

The reason for Edet’s removal, the House stated, was because he had overstayed his tenure as Chairman of the Cross River State Traditional Rulers’ Council.

The law stipulates a two-year tenure for the Traditional Rulers’ Council Chairman, which is only renewable once.

A very reliable source told our Reporter that “Etim Okon Edet has stayed for over 10 years, breaking the law.”

It was on this premise that the House of Assembly removed him, stating that they must reverse to status quo since we are in a democracy.

The Cross River House of Assembly further issued a new resolution, mandating the State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, to appoint a new Chairman for the Traditional Rulers’ Council.

HRM (Dr) Etim Okon Edet is also the Paramount Ruler of Bakassi Local Government Area.

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