BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The Etuboms Traditional Council of the Palace of the Obong of Calabar has debunked a letter circulating around that it had given an individual ” Eze ndigbo” 7 days to leave Calabar.
A statement issued and signed by the Chairman of the Etuboms Traditional Council, HRH B.O.B Duke, said “our attention has been drawn a letter credited to a group called Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Esseien Efik Duepeba giving an individual 7 days to leave Calabar, if he doesn’t apologise for “insulting the Obong of Calabar during the visit of a dignitary”.
The Council had recently “seen pictures, press releases and a copy of the letter sent to Eze Ñdigbo and frowned seriously at attempts by some peesons to use the social media to misquote, politicise and incite the public over this matter”.
Therefore, the Council admonishes all neighbors and ñon- indigines who have lived peacefully in Calabar and Cross River state to desist from provocative action that can provide excuses for youths to take laws into their hands”.
The statement said ” the Obong of Calabar frowns at any action on social media that can lead to a breakdown of law and order and calls on all citizens to continue to maintain peace and be their brother’s keeper”.