Speaker Calls for Preservation of Culture and Fairness in Paramount Ruler Election

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IkomRt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, the esteemed Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, has made a compelling plea to members of the Ikom Traditional Rulers Council. He encouraged them to safeguard their cultural heritage and ensure that principles of justice, equity, and fairness prevail in the forthcoming election of their new paramount ruler NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

The notable event witnessed the presence of Etinyin Dr. Etim Okon Edet, Chairman of the Cross River State Traditional Rulers Council and the paramount ruler of Bakassi.

In his address, Speaker Ayambem underscored the profound importance of this momentous occasion. He acknowledged the exceptional qualifications of all aspirants and underscored the necessity for council members to unite around common goals. Such unity, he asserted, was indispensable for the betterment of their constituents and the overall stability of the state. The Speaker emphasized the need for collective support for the eventual paramount ruler, highlighting the far-reaching implications of this selection.

In a gracious response to Speaker Ayambem’s impassioned appeal, the Chairman of the Council, Etiyin Dr. Etim Okon Edet, expressed profound appreciation for the Speaker’s statesmanship. Dr. Edet gave assurance that the election process would be executed meticulously, strictly adhering to democratic principles and fairness.

Furthermore, the Paramount Ruler conveyed his unwavering commitment to ensuring that the chosen paramount ruler genuinely represents the will and aspirations of the people. Once elected, this paramount ruler will be officially presented to the Governor, symbolizing a collective decision made by the community.

The call for the preservation of cultural heritage and a fair paramount ruler election resonates deeply within the Ikom Traditional Rulers Council. It signifies their dedication to upholding their traditions and the values of democracy, with the ultimate goal of promoting the welfare of their people.


Efio-Ita Nyok reporting from Cross River