Governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu has suspended the state House of Assembly Commission for misguiding him to appoint the wrong person above a superior officer.

In a letter dated March 18, 2024 and signed by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Prof. Anthony Owan Enoh, and read on the floor of the Assembly by the Speaker, Elvert Ayambem, Otu stated that the suspension has become imperative.

The governor said the House of Assembly Commission failed to reveal the correct seniority order of the eligible staff members for the position of Clerk of the House of the Cross River State House of Assembly.

He said he was misguided to select Mr Patrick Edi over Mrs Catherine Ubi, adding that it has caused a ripple effect.

The governor has therefore sacked Mr Patrick Edi as Clerk of the Assembly and approved the appointment of Catherine Ubi as the substantive clerk of the Cross River State House of Assembly.