Saturday, January 28, 2012

Imoke vacates office

The Nation
27 January 2012

 Cross Rivers State governor, Liyel Imoke has vacated office in compliance with the Supreme Court's judgment which nullified his continued stay in office along with four other governors.

Imoke’s post on Facbook at about 12:47 pm on Friday stated,  “This morning the Supreme Court delivered judgment with respect to the first tenure of this administration holding that the tenure ended on the 27th of May 2011. In compliance with the judgment I have vacated office as Governor and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly has been sworn in as acting Governor. The Independent Electoral Commission shall, following the provisions of the law, conduct elections for the office of governor.”
In another post at 12:59pm he said, “Once again I appeal for calm and peace in the state.”

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