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Reinstated LG vice chairman resumes office

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Following his victory at the Cross River State High Court last weekend, Ojonde Kress Ojong, the vice chairman of Boki Local Government Area of the state, who was removed from office on February 28, 2012, has resumed work with fanfare in Boje, the local government council headquarters as several youths convened to receive him.

Addressing staff of the council at the headquarters, the reinstated vice chairman called on youths to shun violence and other acts capable of tearing Boki apart, but that rather, they should strive to co-exist peacefully so as to build a strong, united and virile Boki Nation.

Also speaking, James Asu, deputy leader of Boki Legislative Assembly and Councilor representing Ugep ward, who did not sign the impeachment notice, said he refused to play along with his colleagues because he wanted to remain on principle, adding that he was happy that the law had addressed the lapses found on the interpretation and also taken it course.

Bekom Obi Peter, chief whip of the House and councilor of Urban ward, who spoke on behalf of three councilors that refused to sign the impeachment notice, maintained that the three of them did not support the impeachment move because Ojonde never committed any crime that was impeachable describing the act as being based on malice and personal differences.

 

MIKE ABANG, Calabar