Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo has assured Cross Riverians the 8th Assembly will be transparent in their votings for the 1999 Constitutional Amendment following the resolutions reached on Tuesday at the public hearing in Calabar.

Briefing the press at the Cultural Center Complex, Calabar, venue of the Public Hearing on the constitutional amendment, Lebo said, the State House had set up a Committee to listen to all views presented at the public hearing which will be submitted to the Assembly.

“There is a Rapporteur Committee that will consider the report and will prepare a report that will be presented at the Committee at plenary. From the plenary, we are going to go into vote, the voting will be open and will be done clause by clause, item by item and member by member”.

“We won’t put the question in nays and ayes; it will be individual, for each member to now represent what his constituents voted for today”, He said.

At the hearing Akamkpa 1 and 2, Bakassi, Boki 1, Bekwarra, Biase, Calabar Municipal, Calabar South 2, Ikom1 and 2, Obanliku, Obubra 1 and 2, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Yakurr 2, Yala1 and 2,  Etung State constituencies all voted in support of all the 15 items in the alteration.

Abi objected to alteration 5 and 6, Boki 2 alteration 9, Calabar South 1 alteration 7 and Akpabuyo alteration 12 and 15. Meanwhile there a controversy for Yakurr 1

The plenary sitting according to the House will hold Friday, January 12th, 2018 by 10:00am at the State House of Assembly Complex, Calabar.

Source: Calabarreporters 

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