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Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Ctorch: 9:26pm On Mar 03, 2020
The Cross River state house of assembly has rejected the appointment of Akon Ikpeme as substantive chief judge of the state.

In a voice vote at a plenary session on Monday, the assembly rejected Ikpeme’s appointment after receiving two reports by a divided committee on judiciary that screened her.

In the first report, Efah Esua, chairman of the committee, recommended the appointment of the candidate, but in the second report, Godwin Akwaji, representing Obudu state constituency, alongside five others, recommended her rejection on the grounds that she is not a native of the state.

Ikpeme hails from Akwa Ibom state, but she is married to an indigene of Cross River.

After the contradictory reports from the judiciary committee, the assembly made its decision via a voice vote, where the nominee was then rejected.

Speaking on the reports, Ekpo Bassey, who represents Bakassi constituency, warned the assembly against sentiments that would set bad precedents in the state.

“This is my fifth year in the House and I have never seen two reports by a committee being presented to the House. The House has to be on the side of justice at all times and avoid setting a bad precedence,” he said.

“We need to strengthen institutions and avoid sowing seeds of ethnicity and disunity in the House.”

Itam Abang, representing Boki constituency, also said it is sad that the assembly has been prejudiced by ethnic sentiments.

“Never in the history of the House have we had two reports. It’s very sad that in the 21st century we are whipping up ethnic sentiments,” she said.

“It’s wrong to whip up ethnic sentiments because we have children and don’t know where they will be married to. She gave the state her productive years and rejecting her on account of her origin is injustice of the highest order.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thecable.ng/criver-assembly-rejects-ikpeme-as-chief-judge-because-shes-from-akwa-ibom/amp

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 9:29pm On Mar 03, 2020
Ndi Akwacross.....


Niger Delta republic in making.....Lolzzzzzzzz

I have consistently warned that this republic of Niger delta be formed so that others will hear word.

Imagine Cross river and Akwaibom...


I will only support Biafra republic of Igbo nation.

If Nnamdi kanu wants let him go and be packing the whole ethnic group in Nigeria and call it Biafra.....Na him Sabi.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by NigeriaIsDoomed: 9:30pm On Mar 03, 2020
Tomorrow we will blame Buhari for being tribalistic meanwhile we are all like Buhari

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Commentor: 9:31pm On Mar 03, 2020
What a shame.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Abfinest007(m): 9:37pm On Mar 03, 2020
they want to disqualify d womang.d present chief justice of ph is not from ph.i can go on n on

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Earlystar698(m): 9:39pm On Mar 03, 2020
Uncivilized country clamming civilized...

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Edusteve(m): 9:46pm On Mar 03, 2020
So all that noise of Akwacross is just for media attention. Believe me Nigeria as a country is totally divided forget media noise

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Dedetwo(m): 9:52pm On Mar 03, 2020
Ctorch:
The Cross River State House of Assembly yesterday rejected the confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as substantive Chief Judge (CJ) of the state.



The House was filled with tension yesterday when the matter came up for debate, as courts in the state remained closed in protest against her confirmation.

When deliberation came, two opposing reports were presented for consideration indicating that the Committee on Judiciary that handled the matter may have been divided over sentiments and financial inducement as a faction of the committee led by its Chairman, Efa Esua cleared Ikpeme for confirmation, while another led by Godwin Akwaji (Obudu State constituency) and five others recommended that Ikpeme be rejected because she was not from Cross River State.

Following the confusion, the House after heated debate rejected both reports and a committee of the whole house ultimately rejected her confirmation through a voice vote, a situation for which some members condemned the presentation of two reports.

Also, representative of #Bakassi, Ekpo Ekpo Bassey,cautioned the house against setting a bad precedence, saying, “This is my fifth year in the House and I have never seen two reports being presented to the House from a committee.

The House has to be on the side of justice at all times and avoid setting a bad precedence. We need to strengthen institutions and avoid sowing seeds of ethnicity and disunity in the House.”

Ikpeme hails from Akwa Ibom state, but she is married to an indigene of Cross River. Itam Abang, representing Boki constituency, also said it is sad that the assembly has been prejudiced by ethnic sentiments.

http://instablog9ja.com/2020/03/03/crossriver-assembly-rejects-ikpeme-as-chief-justice-because-shes-from-akwaibom/?fbclid=IwAR3IeCp8IQazfvt9VuRh6-LTwsndb8_x-HcgXDCK6h1_ynuT-ShRD8PBGsI


Lalasticlala


This dude has brain cells.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Blackking98(m): 9:54pm On Mar 03, 2020
Dedetwo:


This dude has brain cells.
Lmao. It's sad tho

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 10:03pm On Mar 03, 2020
Edusteve:
So all that noise of Akwacross is just for media attention. Believe me Nigeria as a country is totally divided forget media noise

Na media, nothingelse.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Zooposki: 10:10pm On Mar 03, 2020
MelesZenawi:

I will only support Biafra republic of Igbo nation.
South South approves this. Even two brothers from the same household fights.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 10:12pm On Mar 03, 2020
Zooposki:

South South approves this.

I don't need your approval of a sort because it is totally irrelevant.

Fix your base

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 10:13pm On Mar 03, 2020
Zooposki:
South South approves this. Even two brothers from the same household fights.
Lol
Look for another line.
Nothing of importance speaks of south south
So next

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by wwwihy: 10:24pm On Mar 03, 2020
MelesZenawi:
Ndi Akwacross.....


Niger Delta republic in making.....Lolzzzzzzzz

I have consistently warned that this republic of Niger delta be formed so that others will hear word.

Imagine Cross river and Akwaibom...


I will only support Biafra republic of Igbo nation.

If Nnamdi kanu wants let him go and be packing the whole ethnic group in Nigeria and call it Biafra.....Na him Sabi.

See hypocrites

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 10:30pm On Mar 03, 2020
wwwihy:

See hypocrites
Well they can join you in Oduduwa republic.
no problem

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Blue3k(m): 10:30pm On Mar 03, 2020
Edusteve:
So all that noise of Akwacross is just for media attention. Believe me Nigeria as a country is totally divided forget media noise

Lol who do you see posting akwa cross. There's a reason the state split.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by senatordave1(m): 10:33pm On Mar 03, 2020
Blackking98:

Lmao. It's sad tho
Its exhilarating
Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 10:38pm On Mar 03, 2020
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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Anyunyu: 10:42pm On Mar 03, 2020
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Commentor:
What a shame.
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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Blackking98(m): 11:00pm On Mar 03, 2020
senatordave1:

Its exhilarating
Lol. You didn't reply me when I quoted you properly. You now popped up when I'm not even talking to you. Behave yourself o. You're beginning to irritate me. Dey your dey

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 11:19pm On Mar 03, 2020
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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by godofuck231: 11:41pm On Mar 03, 2020
dear cross rivers state house of assembly morons, if she bears her father's name who is from akwa ibom then she's not: a citizen, but if she's married to a cross rivers man and bear his name she's a daughter and legally serving judicial authority in that state

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Edygrin(m): 11:49pm On Mar 03, 2020
Beachside:
Some people think because they got a new artificial state a few days ago,they are different from Calabar and can do what they like. Such behavior is why the akwacross people are not united and considered weak and docile. If Oron ,Eket or annag get a new Mangrove and Itai states ,they too would follow the same path of more division . what sense does that make ?
Efik Calabar is the standard and official language.I think it should be compulsory in all cross river and akwa ibom schools. Efficient assimilation and propagation methods would go a long way.
There's record of Calabar kingship (Obong of Calabar) up to 850 years ago. All progressive ethnic nations on earth like Japan,Tswana land(Botswana),Netherlands,South Korea,etc. unite and accept the standard methods , only fools who got new state a few days ago are rebellious and chose the path of foolishness because they have large population. That's why akwacross people are viewed as weak and docile.
There is nothing like Akwacross. Akwa ibom left y'all behind a long time ago. You cross riverians better move on

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Edygrin(m): 12:00am On Mar 04, 2020
Beachside:

A united and progressive Calabar (Akwacross) is preferred ,but for now I feel Akwa ibom can not be trusted. They think they have it all just due to baseless and unsustainable tangible development and 90 percent offshore oil which Uyo and Ikot ekepene have none of . They breed like rabbits and multiply poverty everywhere ,and they are not looking to unite,assimilate or accept Efik Calabarian methods as the standard and official.
I support denial of the Akwa ibom judge and the appointment of the judge as long as he is from Cross river. that's why there should be ID database to separate wheat from chaff.
On another thread, an akwa ibom individual was bragging that he was born and raised in calabar and ibibio will take over. His Allegiance is to Akwa ibom ,not cross river.
I am American born and raised and mixed race and I qualify to be Governor of Cross river than that guy . it's about roots ,not born and raised.
I don't care if an individual was born and lived ,school and worked all his life in Calabar, you are not from there and should be expelled if you do not pay allegiance to Calabar methods.
There will be no seaport at Akwa ibom within the next 30 years . The only seaport on plan within the next 4 years is the Calabar seaport at Akpabuyo which will serve the entire cross river and the Greater Calabar area including Akwa ibom.
Apart from English ,Efik is the standard and official language of the Cross river and Akwa ibom ,and is in the process of being registered by google.
If Akwa ibom does not agree with these methods, all akwa ibom people should be expelled from cross river and a border wall built., all other mthods will be implemented to punish Akwa ibom forever.
stop this unity begging.. Akwa ibom left cross river for a reason... IF you feel akwa ibomites are too many in your state then send them away... Akwa ibom is doing better and will continue to do better. Some years ago you all were saying that akwa ibom can't have an airport, now there's an international airport... Now you're saying that akwa ibom wont ve a seaport in the ext 30 years.... Watch out! IBaka deep sea port is coming

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Blue3k(m): 12:08am On Mar 04, 2020
Edygrin:

There is nothing like Akwacross. Akwa ibom left y'all behind a long time ago. You cross riverians better move on

The clown will continue his unity begging.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by SlayerForever: 12:16am On Mar 04, 2020
Ette people making noise. Stupid Niger Delta Republic.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by wiseone28: 12:59am On Mar 04, 2020
Edygrin:

stop this unity begging.. Akwa ibom left cross river for a reason... IF you feel akwa ibomites are too many in your state then send them away... Akwa ibom is doing better and will continue to do better. Some years ago you all were saying that akwa ibom can't have an airport, now there's an international airport... Now you're saying that akwa ibom wont ve a seaport in the ext 30 years.... Watch out! IBaka deep sea port is coming
too much jealousy from cross river.. Lol

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 1:10am On Mar 04, 2020
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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by BrownRoofRep: 1:25am On Mar 04, 2020
Beachside:



My idea and desire for a united Akwa cross people has nothing to do with unity begging nor do I think Akwa ibom has any more potential than Cross river. I speak concrete facts because I have classified info .
Based on my interactions and what I know , Efik does not want unity with Akwa ibom people .
May be you guys think everyone on this forum is Nigerian or lives in Nigeria. i know more about Nigeria and Africa than most who live there. I'm American born and raised. I think the Calabarians (Akwacross) should be more united. Based on my interactions with to some Efik people , I doubt any wants unification with Akwa ibom. Infact, they oppose my idea about Akwacross unity.
Every idea and insinuations about akwa cross unity I post on this forum is my lone personal idea and has absolutely nothing to do with anyone else.
I think it's a shame the (calabarians) Akwacross people are the most divisive ,they're viewed as weak and docile,and they really are. .
Go and sit down Ibibio people hate Efik even more, don't be a hypocrite or be spreading lies.
The so-called AkwaCross unity is one of the biggest hypocritical nonsense in existence. They won't even fish in the same river, full of hates and infights.

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Nobody: 1:28am On Mar 04, 2020
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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by 0m0nnakoda: 1:32am On Mar 04, 2020
MelesZenawi:
Ndi Akwacross.....


Niger Delta republic in making.....Lolzzzzzzzz

I have consistently warned that this republic of Niger delta be formed so that others will hear word.

Imagine Cross river and Akwaibom...


I will only support Biafra republic of Igbo nation.

If Nnamdi kanu wants let him go and be packing the whole ethnic group in Nigeria and call it Biafra.....Na him Sabi.
We don't see this between Imo and Abia?
Enugu and Anambra?

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Re: Cross River Assembly Rejects Ikpeme As Chief Justice Because She’s From AkwaIbom by Blue3k(m): 3:20am On Mar 04, 2020
Beachside:



My advocacy for a united Akwa cross has nothing to do with unity begging nor do I think Akwa ibom has any more potential than Cross river. Based on my personal assessment,I think Cross river has more potential than Akwa ibom . I speak concrete facts because I have classified info . There will be no seaport at Akwa ibom anytime soon. In fact, there may be no Akwa ibom as it is today in 7 years .
Based on my interactions and what I know , Efik does not want unity with Akwa ibom people ,neither does Ogoja and the rest.
Cross river is 3 times larger than Akwa ibom and receives only $9 million dollars per month .Akwa ibom receives $55 Million dollars per month ,which isn't utilized efficiently.
There are thousands of akwa ibom people living in Cross river ,but there's not up to 200 people from cross river living in Akwa ibom.

May be you guys think everyone on this forum is Nigerian or lives in Nigeria. I know more about Nigeria and Africa than most who live there.
I think most Nigerians(including the ones who live in developed countries) are ignorant,uneducated(jungle education) with primitive jungle mentality, that's why Nigeria is a third world shiithole .


The chief beggar is coming out with more foolish predictions before he deletes his account again. Continue your deluded fantasies about reunification. Nobody interested in your actual debts at the end of the day. Your carnival clown info is nothing but baseless anecdotes hence why you call it "classified info".

You claim cross river building a seaport when ayade is begging the FG for a sovereign guarantee to even get it funded. The state cant even get the super highway done. Ibom deep seaport has to be approved by FEC then construction will start. Lol keep making mumu predictions.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIpjrGZXlSA

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