Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Impeachment Saga: Odupkani Leadership Academy moves to resolve fracas.

By Ettah Emmanuel O.

Following the impeachment of Odukpani leader of Council Hon. Godswill Iya the Chairman of Odukpani Leadership Academy Comrade Kingsley lta lkpeme has Set up a five man committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incident.

Ikpeme, while answering questions on the issue and other pertinent issues concerning Odukpani LGA, on HOhA Gist with Ukorebi Esien (an online live broadcast on Trending issues,) said there is urgent need to step in as Odukpani LGA is the heart beat and gateway to Cross River State, he said Odukpani has been bedeviled with inter/intra communal clashes hence the need for OLA an umbrella body of all past students and youths leaders of Odukpani extraction to fashion out amicable resolution to all disagreement in Odukpani LGA in order not to be hijacked by hoodlums and enemies of the State whose stock in trade is to cause crisis.

Ikpeme, called for calm from all parties as Odukpani Leadership Academy will be interfacing with all parties and a white paper to be made publish within three days.

He further appealed to youths not to allow themselves to be used to cause tension but to ensure the sustainance of peace, law and order as youth contribution to state and national development. For the can't be any meaningful development in ambiance of rancor and war.

 Comrade Kingsley Ikpeme while commending  the Governor Sir Ben Ayade for the improvements in the security of the State, as the launch of operation AKPAKWU has witness a drastic reduction of crime rate .

He also appreciate the Chairman of Odukpani LGA Hon Mrs Justina Edem for restoring lasting peace, law and order to all waring communities of Odukpani LGA and call on all to support the Adminstration for the greater good of all.

Ikpeme stated that both Hon Godswill Iya and Hon. Eton Effiong are members of Odukpani Leadership Academy while the Chairman of Council Hon.(Mrs) Justina Edem is the Patroness hence the need for the group to interface with both parties and sort for amicable resolution to prevent  future occurrence

 Ikpeme maintain that Odukpani LGA is still a family as the is no family without misunderstanding for conflict is inevitable


Following the recent development in Odukpani legislature today, Odukpani Leadership Academy has nominated a (5) five man committee to investigate and brief the house within (3) three days of the true position of things.

They are expected to meet with all parties involved and brief the house accordingly:


1. Mr Kaneth Anam - Chairman

2. Arch Ekpo Otu

3. Mr Ebita Ebeyiamba

4 Mr. Emmanuel Onoyom

5. Mr. Asuquo Ndem - Secretary

We trust you bring your wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in the discharge of your duties.


Chairman OLA