BREAKING : Cross River Councillor to be recalled over poor representation


Hon. Edwin Ukam

The Councilor representing Erei-South Ward in Biase local government area of Cross River State, Hon. Edwin Ukam is set to be recalled by his constituents.

A group under the aegis of Erei-South Youths for Good Governance (EYGG) in a statement hinted that the process for the recall of the lawmaker has commenced. 

The group noted that they commenced the recalling process against the Councilor over an alleged poor representation even as they tagged him a "Diaspora Councillor".

In a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar, the group added that his recall was necessary and timely due to the obvious vacuum in leadership, inaccessibility, poor performance and inability to put the ward interest above his personal interest in the course of legislative engagements.

"Since he assumed office, the Councillor has neither visited the ward nor call for any meeting of ward members and often do not pick calls. He is completely loosing touch with his people and creating a serious vacuum as the position is highly critical to the political, socio-economic development and advancement of the ward being a rural area", the statement reads in part.

The aggrieved constituents revealed  that they were going round the ward to collate signatures for onward submission to the appropriate authority for his immediate recall.
Speaking on the issue, the Ward Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Obin Egwu, confirmed the development. 

He  lamented that the Councillor is largely inaccessible and have maintained a great distance from the people of the ward, as such the PDP being the Councillor's  party and her Ward Leaders have also been complaining seriously.

"Yes I am aware of the agitation by some party members and group of people for the recall of Hon. Edwin Ukam. I also think their complains are very genuine as the Legislator has not met with the Ward Caucus and the party at large since his emergence, despite such massive support given to him during the elections. Not even a 'Thank You' visit or meeting from him to the ward till date. It is completely unfair and unbecoming of him", Obin said.

Also reacting to the issue, the ward Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Charles Ekup Edadi, confirmed that he was aware of the recall processes, noting that Hon. Edwin lapses is felt by all the people of Erei-South irrespective of party and political affiliations. 

He said that "Hon. Eddy has failed to play the advocacy role promised during his campaigns to aggressively resolve lingering issues and unite warring communities within Erei-South. As at today, no genuine moves have been initiated by the Councillor towards actualising genuine reconciliation and restoration of  peace among the warring communities". 

The APC Chairman accused the lawmaker of "inciting war and promoting division among us as a people".

Efforts to reach the Councillor for reaction waas unsuccessful as calls to his phone as well as text message were neither picked nor responded to.

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