BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The newly elected 18 local government council chairmen in Cross River State held its maiden meeting to elect principal officers to pilot its affairs for the next four years.
The positions filled are “Chairman of Chairmen, Secretary and Treasurer” respectively.
Hon Emmanuel Bassey of Akpabuyo Local government area merged Chairman of Chairmen, Hon. Emmanuel Ishabor ,Ogoja was elected as Secretary and Ofem Obeten Ebri ,Yakurr is to serve as Treasurer .
Their election was ‘s unanimous decision after they were duly backed by other Council Chairmen during their first meeting held at the Conference Hall of the office of the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Mrs. Stella Oreme Odey.
Speaking during the meeting, Hon Stella odey congratulated the newly elected Council Chairmen on their victory at the polls..
She tasked them on effective representation and gave them assurances of her ministry’s cooperation in assisting them to achieve success during their tenure.
The new chairman of chairmen , Hon.Emmanuel O. Bassey of Akpabuyo promised that they will defend the interest of the people in the discharge of their additional duties as council chairmen.