Akpabuyo Legislators Suspend Three Councilors Indefinitely for misconduct

By Ene Asuquo

Akpabuyo legislative council has suspended three Councilors Indefinitely for misconduct at their sitting held on 1st November, 2022 at the legislative chamber

The three Councilors are; Hon. Elijah Effiom Effanga, Councilor representing Effanga Offiong Ward and the majority leader of Akpabuyo legislature, Hon. Offiong Offiong Eyo- Councilor representing Nakanda ward, Deputy Majority leader and Hon.Etim Bassey Edet -Councilor representing Edet Nsa ward

In a motion moved by  Hon. Queen Nyong Effiom,  Councilor representing Eneyo North ward who is the Deputy leader had informed  members of the legislative council of the ugly conduct which  bordered on an act of dishonesty exhibited by the three Councilors 

The resolution No 23 which has to do with the suspension of the three Councilors was cited by our reporter posited that these three Councilors collected and diverted the sum of One Million, Two Hundred Thousand from member representing Akpabuyo in the Cross River House of Assembly (CRSHA) Hon. Ekeng Effiom Edet, that was meant for ten Councilors in Akpabuyo legislative council

The Hon. members deliberated on the matter and frowned at the conduct of the three Councilors with total condemnation with a substantive motion moved by Hon. Queen Nyong and seconded by Hon. Etim Okon Inyang, Councilor representing Edem Odo  ward

Seven Councilors out of ten voted in support of their suspension from plenary and they will also loose all their benefits during the period of their suspension

In an interview with Hon. Offiong Offiong Eyo-Councilor representing Nakanda ward and one of the suspended Councilors, said the suspension is of no effect because due process was not followed. His words, ,”no body is suspending me because due process was not followed, and you can not hang me with my voice”.

The leader of Akpabuyo legislature, Hon.Ekong Edet uquo in an interview said their activities has transgressed  the moral ethics of the legislature,  maintaining that their suspension will serve as a deterrent to others.

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