By CrossRiverWatch admin
A group of youths operating on the platform of the Cross River Central Youth Movement, CRCYM, have reacted angrily to the comments made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State against the Leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, describing him as an unstable member of the party.
Chairman of the PDP in the state, Ntufam John Okon, while addressing a press conference at the party secretariat in Calabar had stated that Ndoma-Egba was “dancing like a masquerade” and that the PDP was watching his dance steps to see how it would end.
Okon spoke against the backdrop of the visit of a team of eminent personalities led by Ndoma Egba to the President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja recently.
However, the youths from the central senatorial district, where Ndoma Egba hails from on Wednesday reacted to the comments by the party, saying his accusers are the ones who are actually guilty of dancing like masquerade in public.
The youths who made their position known through a press statement entitled “Ekoso Dance – Who Are the Real Dancers and Drummers,” said Okon was speaking like an “area boy” instead of a statesman.
The statement signed by Emperor Ibingha, Nkanu Ogobi, Tiku Ojong, Obono Ofem, John Alobi, Peter Abang, stated as follows: “Our attention has been drawn to a recent press conference by the Chairman of Cross River State PDP Ntufam John Okon in which he used foul and uncouth language unexpected of a man of his caliber on the Senate Leader Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba.
“We wish to state from the onset that Okon should at this point be aspiring to be a statesman instead of speaking like an area boy. He had said that the Senate Leader was dancing Ekoso and they were watching to see how it ends. He further said the Masquerade was being watched closely to see how it will take the final exit.
“The Chairman cast a lot of aspersion on the character of the Senate Leader who characteristically has refused to dignify Okon with an answer.
“However we the youth of the Central Senatorial District take particular exception to the utterances of the State Chairman on our beloved Senate Leader. Ntufam Okon should be made to understand that only a mad man dances to a rhythmless tune”.
The group held vehemently that the PDP in the state under the chairmanship of Okon was trying to cast the personality of the Leader of the Senate in bad light to cover up their contribution to the failure of the party during the 2015 general elections.
“Who are those drumming the Ekoso Dance? Are they deliberately changing the rhythm so the dancer can miss his steps and like the proverbial Dog, give it a bad name and proceed to hang it?
“This can never ever be the case anymore. We are in a new dispensation where the rule of law prevails. Let John Okon and his fellow Ekoso Drummers realize that the era of threats and impunity is over. They should learn to take responsibility for the failure of their Party like good politicians and stop trading blame. We are aware that in the next six months people like John Okon and company will be political history”, the youths said.
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