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We are Sorry – Annang, Oro Paramount Rulers Tell Gov Umo Eno

I Accept Your Apologies, Let's Embrace Peace - Gov Eno

Governor Umo Eno has promised to do everything within his power to maintain peace, equity and justice and asked the Paramount Rulers from the 31 Local Government Areas to reciprocate his gesture in their respective domains in the State.

The Governor made this known when he played host to the Paramount Rulers drawn from all the 31 local government areas to seek ways of resolving the lingering issues around the leadership of the President General of the Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers at the State Executive Council Chambers, Uyo, Tuesday.

Umo Eno paramount rulers

The Governor made a promise to meet with the paramount rulers to find a solution to the issue at hand. However, the Governor requested that the case filed against the state government by a group of paramount rulers from Annang, Oro, and Obolo be withdrawn first to avoid contempt of court.

The Paramount Ruler of Mbo, HRM Ogwong Okon Asuquo Abang, who spoke on behalf of the Oro Nation, apologised for the absence of the paramount rulers from Oro Nation during the first meeting called by the Governor to resolve the matter.

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Similarly, the Paramount Ruler of Etim Ekpo, HRM Professor Amanam Udoh, also apologized to the Governor for not being present at the earlier meeting.

On his part, the Paramount Ruler of Ibesikpo Asutan Edidem Clement Ekpenyong, thanked the Governor, for calling the meeting and promised to work with his colleagues to resolve the issue.

The atmosphere at the meeting was warm and cordial and the Governor was firm yet conciliatory.

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