CHIEFTAINCY TITLE; IKOT ABIA IDEM DARED PARAMOUNT RULER, OKUKU OKON UKUT FOR DUBIOUSLY SUPPORTING THE SON OF LATE PARAMOUNT RULER OKUKU ASIAK AGAINST THE WISH OF THE PEOPLE.
|98yrs ols Pa Uboh desctibed it as abomination|
|Comrade Efrenfom, Youth President|
Also speaking to the press, the entire six family heads expressed their utter disappointment at the Paramount Ruler for towing this dishourable path and setting aside the agreed will of the people, who had already elected their Chief in the person of Engineer, Surveyor David Esiene, whom the community unanimously endorsed and even took to the Paramount Ruler for introduction, as well as paid the necessary consultation fees and complete items. They further warned the paramount Ruler to trade with caution, as the path he his heading is likely going to set the entire community ablaze, a thing they said they don’t want.
Obong Joseph Udo, the family head of Nto Esute pointed out that, there have never been a time in the history of the community when they went to the TRC to elect who would be the village head, rather it is always done at the village council hall, Awan Ukpong by the people before presenting the elected chief to the Traditional Ruling Council for official recognition and coronation. Also corroborating Chief udo’s position, Obong Etim Akpan, another family head, called on the people of Ikot Udoe, where the Paramount ruler is from to call their son to order, accusing him of trying to ignite fire in Ikot Abia idem. Another family head, Chief Sunday Ubo, who said he is ninety eight (98yrs) years old informed the gathering that he was the one appointed and coroneted the late Asiak, informing the press that the position of village head in Ikot Abia Idem has never been an hereditary one, but a rotational system, where the council of chiefs, made up of the respective family heads would in agreement, after observing the necessary rites would chose their own leader, pointing out that it has never an affair of outsiders, or some greedy people who go behind the will of these said people to adopt someone who paid them money.
The people of Ikot Abia Idem called on the Governor and the Commissioner of Local Government Affairs to as a matter of important act swiftly and decisively so as to avert the impending implosion that is about to occur.