The Vice Chairman of Oruk Anam Local Government Area, Hon Abasiama Etukakpan has been allegedly impeached by the 7th Oruk Anam Legislative Council.
According to the notice of impeachment letter dated 23rd March, 2021 and signed by fourteen out of the sixteen Councillors of Oruk Anam Legislative Council, Hon Etukakpan is impeached on the grounds of falsification of date of birth and Perjury.
The letter reads ” it has come to the notice of the Honourable Councillors in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State that the Vice Chairman Hon Abasiama Etukakpan submitted certificates with highly questionable and fraudulent dates to critical institutions in the course of his quest to become the Vice Chairman of the Local Government Area. “
The letter further stated” in his certificate of birth for instance, Abasiama Etukakpan claims that he was born on 17th October, 1992 whereas in his West African Examination Council Certificate, the same Abasiama is said to have been born on 1st March, 1998.
The 7th Oruk Anam Legislative Council cited the provisions of section 36 and 43 sub 2 of the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Administration Law 2017 which clearly stated that a person shall not be qualified to hold the office of the Vice Chairman if he has not attained the age of 30.
” in view of the above, Hon. Abasiama Etukakpan is hereby impeached and accordingly removed from office as the Vice Chairman of Oruk Anam Local Government Area with immediate effect” the letter concluded.