By CrossRiverWatch Admin
While the Cross River State House of Assembly was scheduled to reconvene today, Monday, September 16, 2019, Cali Town reports that members of the House have refused to reconvene after a one month recess.
We gathered on investigations that the refusal to reconvene is in protest over the non-payment of their statutory finances by the Cross River State Government dating back to when the Assembly was inaugurated. It was also discovered that government is yet to make official vehicles available to members to help them function effectively.
At the Assembly complex this morning, some members sighted were unwilling to comment on their refusal to reconvene but showed clearly with their body language that a sit back is in place. Additionally, the refusal to reconvene may have been timed to coincide with the arrival of state governor, Ben Ayade, to the state after a short travel break from running state affairs.
The Cross River State House of Assembly wishes to disclose that the House is still on working recess and has no urgent need to reconvene.
The House which had initially plan to reconvene on Tuesday, 10th of September, 2019 postponed its date due to the Honourable Speaker, the Clerk of the House and other principal officers being away in Abuja for a Technical Reflection Meeting organized by ECP-PERL in collaboration with the Conference of Speakers.
Hence, The publication claiming that the House has refused to reconvene in protest over the non-payment of their statutory finances by the Cross River State Government is false and far from the truth.
The House wishes to state clearly that there was no circular informing Members to reconvene today as they are currently busy with committee work.
However, the leadership of the House is expected to meet and agree on a new date of resumption.
Please kindly disregard any false information as a date to reconvene will be communicated accordingly.
Mr. Hope Obeten
Press Secretary to the Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly.
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