NEWS: Former Nigerian minister of Finance proclaimed Obong of Calabar

Former Nigerian minister of Finance proclaimed Obong of Calabar

Etubom Anthony Ani, a former Minister of Finance during late General Sani Abacha’s regime, has been proclaimed as the new Obong of Calabar.

The proclamation was done on Monday by four out of the seven surviving legitimate kingmakers mandated by the Supreme Court judgement on March 31st, 2008 to select the Obong of Calabar’.

The kingmakers were led by Etubom Essien Ekpenyong Efiok as chairman of the Council and Conclave and Etubom Micah Archibong as Secretary.

Others in attendance include – Etubom Okon Etim Asuquo, the oldest Etubom of the Palace of the Obong of Calabar and Etubom Nyong Effiom Okon JP, the Paramount Ruler of Calabar South LGA of Cross River State.

The Chairman Etuboms Council, Etubom Essiem Ekpeyong Efiok, said in a statement on Monday, that with today’s proclamation, the activities for traditional and church crowning of the new Obong of Calabar will kick off in earnest.

He said: “It is my responsibility as the regent and chairman of the surviving Etuboms council of 2008 of the palace of the Obong of Calabar and consequence of Supreme Court judgement that made reference to the 2002 constitution.

“No any other person apart from me can do the proclamation because I am still alive to take up that responsibility as chairman and in collaboration with other serving Etuboms as at 2008 and since the judgement there is no Obong on the throne”.

“And it is not fair for us to remain for such a long time.

“So we decided not to waste time and therefore bring in the most qualified person to the throne as the Obong of Calabar in the person of His Royal Highness Etubom Anthony Asuquo Ani.”

“This is the time we have gotten an Obong.What we have done today is not a parallel thing because they have not complied with the decision of the Supreme court”


Etubom Efiok, therefore, appealed to everyone to be calm and work with the new Monarch on the throne as “there would be a turn of events for good and the Efiks will feel the impact”.

Source: National Accord 


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