Paramount ruler of Bakassi, HRH Etim Okon Edet has pilloried past and present governors of Cross River State, saying they failed over the years to wipe tears off the eyes of the displaced people of Bakassi.
He also expressed disappointment with the state house of assembly for enacting a law that took away their right of representation in the Assembly, while the neighbouring Akpabuyo Local Government was made to claim the rights and privileges of Bakassi.
Edet said in a telephone interview with TNN that for failing to correct the mistakes that technically enslaved the people of Bakassi, the ancestors of Bakassi were angry with the former governors-Donald Duke, Liyel Imoke and the present governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
The paramount ruler also said Bakassi people were very much ready to produce its chairman and councillors, and warned that having been emboldened by the recent Supreme Court judgement, anybody who chooses to stand for election at Ikang south, central or north, and expecting to represent Bakassi people would have failed from the beginning.
He said all those who played roles that were against the interest of the Bakassi people and would not be willing to do things the right way based on the apex court judgement would incur the wrath of the Bakassi ancestors.