“Traditional rulers should play their constitutional role” - Senator Etten Williams

“Traditional rulers should play their constitutional role” – Senator Etten Williams


Senator Eteng Jonah Williams, representing Cross River Central senatorial district, has called on security agencies to redouble their efforts to nab the perpetrators of the kidnapping of six Calabar-bound passengers a few days ago.

He made the call during an interview with journalists on the incident in Calabar on Thursday.

Between November and December 2023, three high-volume kidnappings occurred in the region, with at least two people killed.

Williams, chairman of the Senate Upstream Petroleum Sector Committee, appealed to voters to avoid all forms of violent conflict during this year's upcoming farming season.

He acknowledged that the busy farming season is usually accompanied by group conflicts over farmland.

The senator also condemned the reported attack by kidnappers in Nde, a community in Ikom Local Government Area, adding that traditional rulers’ constitutional claimed the role.

Senator Williams, who was the immediate past Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, said: That is why some of us are proposing constitutional amendments to give traditional rulers a role. ”

Source: dailypost.ng

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