In a surprising turn of events, the Cross River State House of Assembly, led by Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, has rejected the confirmation of Mrs. Gladys Eutamdala as Commissioner nominee from Yakurr Local Government Area. This stunning decision comes in the wake of multiple petitions from concerned Yakurr indigenes, who raised significant issues of public importance against her.
The decision to reject Mrs. Gladys Eutamdala’s nomination was announced by the Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Rt. Hon. Davis Etta. The petitions submitted by citizens of Yakurr Local Government Area highlighted critical concerns that cast a shadow over her suitability for the role of Commissioner.
Under the leadership of Speaker Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, the assembly deemed it imperative to uphold transparency and accountability. In alignment with the concerns raised against Mrs. Gladys Eutamdala, the Speaker took the decisive step of declining her nomination. This move underscores the assembly’s commitment to prioritizing the interests and well-being of the people.
In the words of Speaker Ayambem, “the 10th Assembly is that of the people, and must respect and first protect the interest of the people.”
The ripple effect of this unexpected decision is reverberating throughout the region, as the assembly’s dedication to upholding the principles of democracy and public representation takes center stage. This incident serves as a powerful reminder of the assembly’s accountability to the citizens they serve.
Matthew Okache, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, confirmed the decision, leaving the public in anticipation of the assembly’s next steps and the potential nominee who will take up the crucial Commissioner role for Yakurr Local Government Area.