Council polls: Cross River Government bows to pressure

The Cross River State Government has bowed down to pressure and is now set for the conduct of local government elections.

The government has slated February 22, 2020 for the conduct of the election.

The High Court 4 sitting in Calabar, Cross River State capital and presided over by Hon Justice E. Ita had ordered Governor Ben Ayade to conduct local government elections which would usher in eighteen local government chairmen.

The Court in a suit No: HC/514/2018 filed by the APC Chieftain, Chief (Barr) Utum Eteng against Gov. Ben Ayade and his State Attorney General, frowned seriously on the action of the defendants and stated that there was no alternative than to obeying the constitution and the law in the matter of this nature.

The Court held that it was a breach of section 7(1) of…

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