Etubom Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu has been dethroned as the Obong of Calabar after an Appeal Court sitting in Calabar has confirmed a Calabar High Court ruling which, in October 2012, nullified the processes for his selection.
The court subsequently ordered for another selection process to elect an Obong for the Efik.
According to reports, the decision was unanimous. Justice Mohanmmed
Lawal, Justice Uzor Ndukwe and Justice Onyekachi Okisi, the Appeal
Court judges agreed that the selection processes through which Etubom
Abasi Otu emerged to become the Obong of Calabar was not all inclusive
and thus new processes should be instituted for all eligible persons to
undergo the selection of Obong.