Mob Attack Ayade, Owan Enoh, Others In Ikom

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By Christiana Alawa/Frank Edima

The vandalized Prado Jeep
The vandalized Prado Jeep

A crowd of supporters in front of the home of the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma Egba, this evening attacked the convoy of the Cross River State PDP governorship flag bearer, Senator Ben Ayade and the party’s Senatorial flag bearer in Cross River Central Senatorial District, Hon. John Owan Enoh, who went to visit Senator Egba in company of the state chairman of the PDP, Ntufam John Okon, Hon. Emmanuel Ibeshi and others.

In what was described as an immature display of aggression by supporters of the Senate Leader, Hon. Owan Enoh said if the bus conveying Senator Ayade’s supporters was not bullet proof, it would have been a different story as the angry mob violently threw stones and cudgels that shattered the rare glasses of the Prado Jeep injuring one person in the process.

He said: “It was a primitive reaction that was unnecessary. If he has no respect for me he should have at least have respect for the governorship candidate, Senator Ayade, who could not have come to visit him alone because an incoming governor cannot move alone.”

Owan Enoh urged his supporters to remain calm and reconciliatory and not to think of any form of reprisal.

According to Mr. Chris Agara, a chieftain of the PDP, who arranged the visit, though there was a big crowd waiting to receive Senator Ayade in Ndoma Egba’s house, no information was given to the Senate Leader that Hon. Owan Enoh will be in Ayade’s convoy. He urged the parties to remember that the PDP is one family in the state and encouraged both sides of the divide to embrace reconciliation and peace and work together in the interest of the party in the state.

Hon. Emmanuel Ibeshi, in his reaction to the attack, urged everyone to understand that it is not easy for those who won election to understand how those who lost will feel. He urged everyone to bear reconciliation in mind and work hand in hand for the betterment of the state.

Ntufam John Okon, the state chairman of the party recalled that when he became the party chairman, Ndoma Egba was in control of all the structures of the party in the Central Senatorial District and he did not change any of the executives.

He said he has made repeated efforts to reach the Senate Leader on Facebook but the Senator has rebuffed his entreaties and absolved himself of any complicity in party’s primaries.

But according to the Senate Leader who later spoke to CrossRiverWatch, he said he was not aware of any such incidence in his house. He said “We got a big crowd to receive Senator Ayade. Nobody told me that Owan Enoh was coming and you know passions are very hot here and it never happened in my compound so let nobody tell you that. It must have been that there were still outside. As I am talking to you now, we are still expecting Senator Ben Ayade.”

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9 commentsOn Mob Attack Ayade, Owan Enoh, Others In Ikom

  • The action is barbaric reflecting the evil in man.

  • I think this is a clear view to every body that when two party’s are contesting for one particular thing one most surely emerge the winner and for the fact that Rt hon, john owan enoh emerge the winner of the centre senatorial candidate of people democrate party (P.D.P)during their primary’s does not make him an enemy with the senate leader senator victor ndoma egba cos the attack was strictly for Owan Enoh which is bad cos cross river state has known as the most peaceful state and the P.D.P in the state as family .

  • Ada Abang is wrong saying so. didnt ask d Sen.leader to respect him. Dnt get English twisted. Remember Ayade is also a Senator, so at least not him but Sen.Ayade deserve dat respect. Thanks

  • It’s a pitty. I’m sure it would’ve been more severe if it was the other way. We must stop fighting ourselves.

  • Dis unethical 4 d supotas of a Sen-Lida! What mesaj ar dey sendin 2 Cros-riv-arians? Dey shdnt 4get wen very soon d duo reconcils how wil dey fil? Dey hv beta stop dis display of repugnant cowardice!

  • I see no reason for such an action, is not propper. If rt.hon. Owan Enoh could be so simple to follow sen.Ayede to Sen.Victor,s house it means He is ready for peace for Sen.Victor fans or supporters to do what they did is really not mature

  • What an imatured attitude with de people of Ikom, a very bad name to Ndoma Egba.

  • Wonders shall never end, so John Enoh is asking that Senate Leader should respect him? Respect him as what? Senatorial candidate that he is not yet sure of winning. Haaahahaha he should go and face Sandy there lies his trouble

  • it is natural that even nuclear family members do have misunderstanding which they still resolve and exist continuously as a family. PDP as a party is one family’ God will work with them and they will meet our needs. No weapons form against them will prosper IJN Amen. supporters should pray for their leaders and not to engage in a physical fight for them.

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