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Gov. Ayade dethrones Paramount Ruler of Calabar-South, Prof Itam Hogan for dabbling into partisan politics

In a letter signed by Adoga Victor Ifop, Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs to Governor Ayade on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, that Itam should vacate the traditional seat and face partisan politics instead.

The letter which copied the Chairmen of Calabar South, Odukpani, Akpabuyo and Bakassi Local Government Areas and Traditional Rulers’ Council further stated that Itam should cease to be recognised and surrender his certificates of recognition to the Department of Chieftaincy Affairs with immediate effect.

“Following the report of the panel set up by the CRSTRC (copy attached) and the approval of His Excellency, you have been removed as the village Head, Clan Head of Ukem and Paramount Ruler of Efuts with immediate effect to enable you go ahead to do your partisan politics.

“You have therefore ceased to be so recognised and cannot operate as such forthwith.

“Consequently, you are to surrender your Certificates of Recognition to the Department of Chieftaincy Affairs, Governor’s Office, Calabar immediately”, the letter read.

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