Imoke Sacks 145 Traditional Rulers

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

by crossriverwatch admin

Vacant Throne, Crown and Staff of office
Vacant Throne, Crown and Staff of office

A gale of dismissal of traditional rulers has swept through two local government areas in the central senatorial districts of Cross River State.

One hundred and forty five traditional rulers were relieved of their status and their certificates of authority declared null and void following what Senator Liyel Imoke the governor of the state terms “partisan role and failing to live up to their responsibilities and stopping inter communal conflicts which resulted in loss of lives and property in their respective areas”.

Mr. John Eyikwaje, the governor’s Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs said the governor was angry about the role played by the traditional rulers and has ordered their immediate sack.

He said the clan heads and chiefs of the following villages in both Yakurr and Obubra are affected by the order: Adun clan, Oderega, Ekoma, Eko 1 and 11, Ebo 1 and 11, Ogbokora, Eganarim, Muwane, Evokwadem and Otaba.

Along with the Ababene clan head are the chiefs of the villages of Ababene, Opubantam, Akoro, Aranga,Okparangwu, Itatona, Mbem, Oyong, Awuma, Uboknikode, Igbabonghe, Ogbaka, Ekona, Ebingha, Egor, Ayontomoh, Otasi, Ijerewot, Ejirika and Ewama.

In Obenben clan, seventeen chiefs with the clan head were affected. These villages are: Obubem, Ahana, Itamekog, Oranghatem, Akwat, Ivaoke, Ogbong, Ebona, Eyube, Egbeyinka, Eganarin, Oghanawon, Ogbakwuru, Kangha,Oyengha, Ayigba, Owuwemtem.

The Ovat clan communities whose chiefs were sacked include Ofat Akon, Owomodim 11, okpubang, Ibam, Okumedo, Odereghakwepa, Ogada, Itura, Ofrekpe, Nkwumor, Oron, and in Ofodua clan also in Obubra are Ofudua, Waterside, Ofodua, Inland, Oyinkpindem, Ijouda, Ochikpor, Imughe, Otingha, Ntingha, Ekoma, Obegha, Ovaregba, Ovaregbe, Ivarowonoke, Ivaobeten, Ivaenang.

Also in Obubra the clan head of Onyadama along with the chiefs of nine villages lost their status. The villages include Onyadama Ibami, Ovomodin, Oyatana, Egbei, Evamma, Otaketem, Ogbangi 1, Ogbangi11, Ukinikini. In Ovonum clan these villages had their chiefs swept away along with the clan head. Ovonum, Ofatura, Iva Awonokpe, Adidona, Okoih, Ofana Edidoro, Sakonde, Nnadumeh, Okipe 1 and 11, Ochiworo, Abhosokom, Omurogwuno, Abiben, Owusa, Agoma, Ivaova, Ovunumtem.

Those in Ovukwa clan include Ovukwa, Etomo, Kekakwong, Otabem, Ofankang, Obep, Owoneta, Ayoenang, Onowott, Abayogho, Okwok, Otam, Orangha1 and 11.

In Obhane clan, Imoke removed the chiefs of Osini, Onongha, Ofonekan, Okoi, Okpechi, Okwok, Omereruk, Ogbonghono, Oyeruk, Okomonuk, Ofakpa, Obhahe and Obrenyi.

It will be recalled that in April 2013, inter communal conflict between Nko in Yakurr LGA and Onyadama in Obubra LGA claimed many lives and property while on June 4, 2013 another conflict between Adun and Inyima left over ten persons dead and over fifty houses including schools and health facilities destroyed in Inyima.

Mr Moses Abeng Onor representing Obubra 1 in the State House of Assembly was arrested and detained for allegedly arming the Adun people who invaded Inyima following a quarrel over cassava.

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

Ayade To Fix Bad Roads After CrossRiverWatch Report, Protests

By Jonathan Ugbal Cross River Governor, Benedict Ayade has directed “massive and comprehensive rehabilitation of roads” across the State


Cross River Judges Should Refuse Accepting Acting CJ Positions – Fmr AG, Eyo Ekpo

By Jonathan Ugbal Mr. Eyo Ekpo, a former Attorney General and Justice Commissioner in Cross River has called on


JUST IN: Students Storm Governor’s Office In Calabar, Demand End To ASUU Strike

By Jonathan Ugbal Students resident in Calabar, the Cross River Capital have shut down the Governor’s office in the


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now