It will not be advisable for civil any servants to contest such elective posts as governor, Senate, House of Representatives, native authorities chairman and so forth whereas nonetheless employed within the civil service. Civil servants mustn’t contest any elective place with out resigning from the service. If they contest, presumably win and assume their new elective positions, it could be unsuitable for them to return to service.
This is opposite to an data despatched to our correspondent by means of his media aide, Adams Oyama on Saturday evening that Barr Innocent Chima has filed a go well with at federal excessive court in Calabar to problem the emergence of Rt Hon Mike Etaba because the member representing Obubra/Etung federal constituency within the February 23rd National Assembly elections.
Etaba, who polled a complete of seven,799 votes on the election which held on Febraury 23, defeated Egbe Jabingo, his closest rival, by a margin of over 763 votes, whereas Innocent Chima who got here third polled a complete of 322 votes solely.
Reacting to the petition Hon Mike Etaba requested if it was correct for his opponent to contest the election with out resigning as a member of the federal cupboard, on condition that as a civil servant, it’s anticipated you resign out of your job even earlier than operating for main election as enshrined within the Nigeria structure.
Etaba additional hinted that he sees no cause why his opponent (Innocent Chima) who did not even scored as much as 400 votes in all of the pulling models would need to petition election which was recorded free, honest and one of the peaceable train up to now.
Below is the excerpt speech from his media aide, Adams Oyama.
CALUMNY MAY DEFAME BUT THE TRUTH WILL GO FORTH BOLDLY.
On the 23rd of February, the nice people of Obubra/Etung made a alternative on the polls and Hon Mike Etaba has reelected to characterize the federal constituency on the House of Representatives. INEC has upheld this election and proceeded to offer certificates of return to him. While receiving the certificates, he acknowledge his opponent and referred to as it a victory for all with out a loser.
As anticipated, some will rise in envy and jealousy and a few will blame their unpreparedness to the method which we perceive as a result of it’s a statutory occasion for them and the following step is to proceed to court. We had been supplied letters and we’ve ready to defend the people’s mandate. We encourage all who really feel cheated to hunt redress however with info not lies.
The Honorable member of the eighth National Assembly’s silence ought to by no means be mistaken for dumbness. He has promised his constituents higher illustration and can cease at nothing to satisfy this promise. Sabotage and calumny has by no means received elections. We ask Barr Innocent Chima and Mr Egbe Abeng to reevaluate their steps earlier than the hearth they’re setting utterly destroys them. Hon Etaba didn’t cease Mr Egbe Abeng from successful his celebration ticket as on the time of elections neither did he advise Barr Innocent Chima to not resign his place as civil servant earlier than operating for public workplace. They is a restrict a person can take and if these two people attempt to unfold extra hate and falsehood banking on the euphoria of his kindness and silence, I guarantee you that he’ll communicate up.
It is ridiculous that these people have blamed their misfortunes on everybody and every part besides their greed and lack of concepts. Our people deserve higher and Hon Etaba has vowed to repeatedly have interaction in service supply. You can’t drag him into controlling a harm you made for your self.
The world deserves to know the reality and their blackmail has lived for too lengthy a time. Hon Mike Etaba will communicate and when he does they have to hear this time.
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