…after succession tussle threatened to tear aside the group’s apex physique
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has referred to as on the Ibibios to unite after a succession tussle threatened to tear aside the apex physique of the group.
The Ibibios discovered primarily in Akwa Ibom State are believed to be the fourth largest ethnic group within the nation after the Hausa/Fulani, Yorubas and the Ibos.
Checks revealed that the tenure of the standard headship of the Ibibios occupied by the Ntisong Ibiobio has since expired and efforts by the kingmakers to pick out any chief haven’t been profitable.
It was gathered that whereas a bunch believes that the tenure is for a lifetime, one other group believes it’s tenured including that since different Ntisongs had been elected up to now, the tenure of the current occupant shouldn’t be an exception.
Talking on the inauguration of a constructing complicated to function the top workplace and rally level for the Ibibios referred to as Asan Ibibio, Udom expressed remorse that he couldn’t furnish the edifice due to the management tussle.
In accordance with him, he would have offered the betting furnishings within the complicated however couldn’t accomplish that as a result of he doesn’t know who ought to sit on the exalted chair.
He referred to as on the kingmakers to resolve the disaster saying that he was prepared to offer the furnishings as quickly because the management tussle was resolved.
Explaining that the Asan Ibibio was constructed to strengthen the heritage and unity of the Ibibio individuals and by extension, the whole Akwa Ibom state, he referred to as on Akwa Ibom individuals to shun divisiveness and fragmentation of the Ibibio nationality, describing resembling deviation from the beliefs of the Ibibio forebears who paid no consideration to trivial variations which will find yourself decreasing into phase the very elaborate Ibibio nation which varieties the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria.
“Ibibio connotes the whole Akwa Ibom. Ibibio doesn’t confer with the tribal sentiments some individuals are making an attempt to play with now. In no way.
“We had the likes of Chief Sampson Udoidiong, Akpabio, Attah, and others who fashioned what was then referred to as the Ibibio State Union, with which they began the agitation for the Akwa Ibom State we now have immediately.
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“So, after we are speaking in regards to the Ibibios, it refers back to the complete Akwa Ibom individuals and even some throughout the rivers,” he acknowledged.
The State Governor-elect, Umo Eno, described Udom Emmanuel as a pleasure of the Ibibios in whom the fathers have been happy.
He mentioned that inauguration of the Asan marks the start of a brand new period of unity for the Ibibios and urged all Akwa Ibom individuals to bury disaffection which will thwart development and improvement of the state.
Reviewing the mission, Commissioner for Works and Fireplace Service, Eno Ibanga, mentioned the auditorium, accomplished with three galleries, has a 2,500-seater capability, bigger than any occasion centre within the state.
He added that the power has seven places of work, three convention venues of 200 capability every, twenty 5 conveniences and a parking area that may accommodate 200 automobiles.
In his goodwill message, the President Basic Akwa Ibom State Conventional Rulers Council and Oku Ibom Ibibio, Solomon Etuk, described the Governor’s gesture as housing and overlaying the nakedness of the Ibibios and prayed the blessings of the fathers of the land on him.