by crossriverwatch admin
Mr. Victor Abang, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Special Duties has stated that the relationship between the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba and His Excellency Senator Liyel Imoke is cordial and the two have a relationship that predates their entrance into politics and so continue to enjoy a very healthy and robust relationship.
Mr. Abang who spoke to CrossRivereWatch on phone stated that though some people are not happy that the two are working in harmony and as such are peddling rumors that the two have been separated by political differences.
“The alleged quarrel of our two statesmen is a creation of rumor mongers and political jobbers who seek to profit from any such disagreement; you will recall that during the empowerment program by Senator in Ikom, the Governor spoke so glaringly of the Senate Leader’s quality representation putting a lie to the alleged quarrel between them.”
According to Mr. Abang, it could be recalled also that the Senate President in his speech commended both for their unity of purpose and urged them to continue to work together for the good of the people of Cross River.
Answering a question on the performance of the Senators representing the state at the upper chamber, Abang said he has been privileged to work in the office of the President of the Senate for about ten years and during this time, “I have interacted with several Principal Officers and other Distinguished Senators across the country. Cross River Senators have done relatively well.
“For instance, Senator Ben Ayade was a very vocal voice during the debate for the Prisoner’s Transfer bill that was passed by the Senate. Senator Bassey Otu has also been very active at plenary and at the committees which he has chaired, first as chairman of Finance Committee and more recently as chairman of committee on Banking. The Senate Leader Distinguished Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba SAN is a tailor made square peg in square hole and fit for every occasion as a legislator”.
According to him, the Senate Leader has the carriage, comportment, elocution, good sense of judgment, dedication to duty, compassion for his constituents and humility second to none in the present senate. “His eloquence can be likened to the famous Senator Daniel Webster who represented Massachusetts in the US Senate”. He said.
On the fast approaching permanent voters’ card distribution he advised voters and would be voters to take the permanent voters card (PVC) distribution and voters’ card registration exercise seriously as their voters’ card is their power. “The voters’ card with its new biometric features can also be used for other means of identification outside the primary purpose of voting in an election.
Mr. Abang called on INEC to also give their best in organizational abilities to ensure a peaceful and successful exercise.
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