The 9th Cross River State House of Assembly, CRSHA, has Thursday granted consequential confirmation to Her Lordship, Akon Bassey Ikpeme, as the substantive Chief Judge of Cross River State.
According to the official letter addressed to the 9th Assembly by the Governor of the state, Ben Ayade, the consequential confirmation is for the nominee formally appointed ‘as Chief Judge of Cross River State in the state public service’.
Recall that the 9th CRSHA after a heated debated on Monday 2nd March 2020 rejected the National Judicial Council’s NJC nomination of Hon. Ikpeme to the office of Chief Judge of Cross River State, on grounds that she is from Akwa Ibom State and therefore a security risk.
By this consequential confirmation, the Assembly under Eteng Jones Williams has reversed its decision.