by crossriverwatch admin
Two members of the Federal House of Representatives from Cross River State, Hon. Owan Eno representing Ikom/Obubra Federal Constituency and Bassey Ewa representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency have both denied having any link with the Baraja faction of the ruling People’s Democratic Party nPDP.
Owan Eno who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, told newsmen on Sunday that he remains loyal to the old PDP faction led by the National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
There have been media reports that the two lawmakers have been having discussions with the Baraje faction of the party in a bid to open its Cross River State branch.
But, Enoh debunked the reports and reaffirmed his loyalty to the Tukur-led PDP. He also threatened to resort to the law courts to prove his case, describing the insinuation that he hobnobbed with Baraje as “malicious.”
Speaking through his lawyer, Mr. Ikechukwu Nwabufo, hinted that linking Enoh with Baraje was an attempt to ruin his political career.
“While our client reserves the right and liberty to meet with and/or interact with any person of his choice, which liberty is a fundamental human right guaranteed under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), he has never at any time or place hosted any meeting of persons known as the New PDP or of persons subscribing to the ideology or philosophy of the said New PDP.”
Hon. Bassey Ewa who is also Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Gas in a telephone chat told CrossRiverWatch that, “We are even about starting the meeting they are talking about. In the Central here we have been meeting and these meetings have nothing whatsoever to do with the Baraje faction of the party or all those talks about decamping. Every time we are around, we hold meetings periodically with our people which is normal with every politician and this one is not different from that.
“Some people are just afraid of what does not exist. Our support for Imoke to complete his remaining time in office is unwavering and we have made that very clear. We are committed to the Tukur led PDP and any one associating us with decamping is just being insincere and mischievous.”
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