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UCTH: Group Canvases Zoning for Selection of New CMD



The struggle over who becomes the next Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has assumed an ethnic dimension with a group operating under the aegis of “Cross River State Network for Good Governance and Justice” calling for the next occupant of the office to come from the state’s Central senatorial district.

The group said they were rooting for someone from the central senatorial district because the position has in recent years been occupied on senatorial basis, a development they noted informed the emergence of the current CMD of the hospital, Professor Thomas Agan, who hails from the state’s Northern senatorial district.

Making their stance known in a press statement made available to THISDAY in Calabar, they argued thus: “Statistics at our disposal have revealed that in the last 35 years, the Southern brothers have held the position of the CMD for about 18 years while the Central and North have held it for 16 years.”

In a statement signed by Comrade Edet Asuquo, and Comrade Bassey Bassey Ibor, Coordinator and Secretary of the group respectively, it said it was the zoning policy that saw to the emergence of CMDs for the hospital right from the tenure of Professor Roland Ndoma Egba.

This Day, Thursday 21, February.

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