Few hours after a press statement purportedly from eight councillors in Ika Local Government Council, hit the social media space informing Akwa Ibom people of the Impeachment of the council chairman, Hon. Anthony Udousung, the grassroots lawmakers have come out to clear the air on the issue.
A press statement signed by the leader of the Legislature, Mr. Utibe Ukpong and made available to journalists in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, debunked the rumour, saying such action was never taken nor contemplated by the grassroots lawmakers.
Ukpong, who apologised to Akwa Ibom state government for the embarrassment the rumour had caused it, urged the people of Ika Local Government Area to disregard the news of the purported removal of Hon. Udousung.
The statement further explained that the alleged act said to have been done by Ika Legislative Council, does not in any manner, represent the activity of the lawmakers on Thursday, June 11, or before then.
The statement expressed the lawmakers’ continued support to Gov. Udom Emmanuel, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as the state government and urged the council chairman to go about his normal duties.
Hon. Anthony Udousung