The Cross River State Home of Meeting has confirmed Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme because the substantive Chief Choose of the State.
The affirmation which was achieved on the ground of the State Home of Meeting on Thursday lasted for lower than fifteen minutes.
The Clark of the Home, Bassey Ekpenyong had learn a letter from the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade with reference SSG/S/300/VOL.XVIX/550, dated 20 January, 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Cross River State Authorities, Barr Tina Banku Agbor which conveyed the request for the affirmation.
“Within the train of the powers conferred on His Excellency, Senator Professor Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State by Part 271(1) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I’m directed to ahead the identify of Hon. Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme for affirmation by the Honourable Home as Chief Choose of Cross River State within the State Public Service.
“The aim of this letter due to this fact is to request Mr. Speaker and honorable members to please grant the consequential affirmation of the nominee for formal appointment as Chief Choose of Cross River State within the State Public Service. Settle for the assurances of His Excellency’s esteem regards as he sincerely appears ahead to the standard cooperation of the Honorable Home, please”.
With none contribution by members after the Home chief moved the movement and seconded by Minority chief, the Speaker mentioned that the matter has come to the Home for the third time and there was no want for any dialogue. Home unanimously confirmed Justice Akon Ikpeme because the state substantive Chief Choose.
Talking to newsmen shortly after the affirmation, the Speaker of the Home, Hon Eteng Williams mentioned that the Home took the choice to verify her as a result of the Home had obtained some doc and knowledge that assured them to verify her.
“We received new reality, paperwork, new report that was despatched to us. Now we have achieved the needful. For us as legislatures, it doesn’t matter. Now we have cleared her, we wish her to stabilize the judiciary.
Cross River State individuals suffered due to the non-confirmation of the Chief Choose. We anticipate lots from her, and she or he is aware of her accountability. The difficulty of safety menace was not from us, and it was the creativeness of some individuals,” he said.
Cross River Meeting confirms Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme as Chief Choose