Civil Liberties Organisation, Akwa Ibom chapter on Monday charged the southern governors to back the Asaba Accord with the laws in their respective states.

In the statement signed by the chairman,  Franklyn Isong and Secretary Christopher Ekpo, the CLO said the governors must act without further delay by initiating bills to their states.

They commended the governors for the resolutions and condemned the killings of police officers and attacks on police facilities in the state making particular reference to the slain jobseeker.

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Consequently, the group called on Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, to address the demands of the Parliamentary Staff Association in the state by implementing a relevant section of the 1999 Constitution in order to end the lingering strike which impedes the process of this legislation.

The statement read; “We commend the courage of 17 governors of the southern states of Nigeria and urge the governors of the respective states to follow up this decision by forwarding Bills to their respective Houses of Assembly to that effect.

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“To this end, CLO urges the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel to resolve the ongoing strike of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria by implementing section a section of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended) so as to bring an end to the strike that has crippled activities in the State House of Assembly. This is with a view to enabling the state governor to send a Bill to the House of Assembly for a law to prohibit open grazing in Akwa Ibom.”

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