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AKHA TO INVESTIGATE IMPEACHMENT OF ORUK ANAM VICE CHAIRMAN, ABASIAMA ETUKAKPAN

By Uwakmfon Dan

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has ordered an investigation into the impeachment of Hon. Abasiama Etukakpan as Vice Chairman of Oruk Anam Local Government Council.

Recall that the Oruk Anam Legislative House had on March 23, 2021, in a petition signed by fourteen Councillors, impeached Mr Etukakpan, citing false declaration of age as reasons.

However, the House at its Plenary on Thursday, received two separate petitions on the matter. The petitions were read by the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Public Petitions, Hon. Victor Ekwere.

In his remarks, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, referred the matter to the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, urging it to investigate the petition and report back within one month.

Also at Plenary, the Akwa Ibom State Information and Communication Technology Development Agency Bill, 2020 passed Second Reading and was committed to the House Committee on Science and Technology for indepth study and scrutiny.

Meanwhile, the House has adjourned its plenary to Thursday, July 27, 2021 at 10am.

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