Confab: Cross River Professionals Call On State Delegates To Reopen Call For Referendum On Bakassi

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Effiong Nyong, Convener, Conference of Cross River State Professionals
Effiong Nyong, Convener, Conference of Cross River State Professionals

The Conference of Cross River State Professionals has called on delegates from Cross River State to the ongoing national conference to reopen the issue of conducting a referendum for the people of Bakassi to determine whether they want to go to Cameroon, stay in Nigeria or become a nation of their own.

In a communiqué from a meeting of the association at the National Stadium in Lagos, made available to CrossRiverWatch, the technocrats said, “The whims of international politics was imposed on the people of Bakassi without their consent and it is only right and in line with international law that the people should be given the opportunity to decide whether they want to be citizens of any of the disputing countries or form a nation of their own. This request in line with international law.

“The national conference presents an opportunity for Cross River, particularly the State delegates to the conference to reopen the issue of Bakassi not just at the level of compensation in perpetuity but a more robust demand that will see the people themselves decide where they want to belong or whether they want to stay on their own.”

The group also resolved to articulate a position paper to the Governor of Cross River State on how the Conference of Cross River Professionals in Lagos can contribute to the forth coming National Sports Festival which the state is hosting.

The paper is expected to show what value the professionals can add to the organization and execution of the festival and make it a huge success.

The Conference condemned in totality, the kidnapping of over 200 girls in North East Nigeria by the terrorist Islamist sect, Boko Haram and condemned those that have been arming the group.

The Conference also condemned the clampdown on the media by the Nigerian army but urged the media to be responsible in its reportage of events concerning the activities of the Islamist sect.

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