In compliance with the judgement of the Supreme Court which sacked the Obong of Calabar and ordered a re-selection, the Etuboms’ Conclaves has reselected His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V as the Obong of Calabar.
This was contained in a statement signed by 13 members of the Etubom Conclaves and was read to Newsmen by the Chairman, His Royal Majesty Etubom Ntiero Efiwwat at the Palace of the Obong on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the reselection was done following the Supreme Court Judgement sitting at Abuja on January 13th, 2023 ordering a fresh process of selection of the Obong of Calabar.
it states that the former Obong, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu was reselected and proclaimed the Obong of Calabar on January 18th, 2023 by the Etubom’s Conclaves.
Part of the statement reads: “Following the judgment of the Supreme Court sitting at Abuja on the 13th of January, 2023, ordering that the Etubom’s Conclaves the kingmakers of the Palace of the Obong of Calabar to conduct another process of selecting Obong of Calabar by the provisions of the constitution of Etuboms’ Council 2002 and strict compliance with the rules of natural justice, among other things, the Etubom’s Council has promptly complied with that court order by taking all necessary steps leading to and convening of the Etubom’s Conclaves and conducting another selection of Obong of Calabar.
” Having been fully satisfied with the candidate’s qualification and eligibility, the Etuboms’ Conclave, therefore declared him the successor and hereby conveys his proclamation as the successor to the throne of Obong of Calabar today, 18th January 2023.”