by crossriverwatch admin
The role of Nigeria’s Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba in the current impasse bedeviling the Peoples Democratic Party PDP seem to be paying off with the Presidency recently endorsing the Senator representing Cross River Central Senatorial District for a fourth consecutive term.
Ndoma Egba is currently enjoying the confidence of his constituents for the third time as their representative in the nation’s federal upper house.
The Leader of the Senate is thought to be one of the Presidency’s strongest allies that the President usually uses to resolve political logjams especially when it has to do with law and the National Assembly.
But the recent pronouncement made by President Jonathan on Ndoma Egba that he will enjoy the seat for the fourth term during the recent South South Zonal enlarged meeting of PDP held in Calabar citing loyalty and performance has also continued to unsettle the party in the state especially in Cross River Central where Ndoma Egba and Governor Imoke come from.
President Jonathan represented by his Chief of Staff, Mike Oghiadome said Senator Ndoma Egba is doing well and that the party need him for another term.
“If we have people like Senator Victor Ndoma Egba as the leader of the South South legislature in the National Assembly which I believe he will continue due to the good work he is doing, we have assurance that our legislature is intact” he said
Also the People Democratic party National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur during the flag off of the local government election campaign in Calabar last Wednesday gave the senate leader a clean bill for his re-election.
“If you have a person like Senator Ndoma Egba in the Senate, be rest assured that we have quality representative.
“If you are watching the debate and discussion in the Senate and Senator Victor Ndoma Egba has not spoken then you know that the quality is not guaranteed, so we need people like him at the Senate to continue.”
On his part, the South South Vice Chairman of PDP, Dr. Victor Oruh emphatically said Ndoma Egba will go back to the Senate to continue his good work.
Oruh who said he will leave his office for a female politician like Ita-Giwa to take over after his tenure re-affirmed the effort of the Senate Leader since 2003 when he has been in the National Assembly.
Whether the Senate Leader will re-contest or not, no one knows as he has not confirmed publicly on his aspiration.
When asked about his performance since he became Senator, Ndoma Egba put it succinctly “I have graduated from looking for a borehole to sink for my constituency to attracting World and Africa Development Bank to construct a world class road in my constituency which has been in a deplorable state for decades”.
Whether he will contest with these national endorsements or will bow to Imoke who has been rumored to have interest in the seat come 2015, only time will tell.
follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch
Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism
CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.
Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.
Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.