Two groups, from not less than forty four political parties in Cross River State, have adopted the Board Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Sen Victor Ndoma Egba, as their candidate for Cross River Central senatorial seat in the Senate.
The first group of 32 had thumped up and adopted the former Senate Leader in Ikom few days ago while the second group, under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties, led by Engr Patrick Nkom, did theirs yesterday.
According to Nkom, although it was not an easy decision to make, “letting go our own ambition is for the interest of Cross River State because we have seen in Senator Ndoma Ebna an unparallel capacity to take our people to another level. His leadership qualities and capacity to deliver have endeared him to us and indeed all Cross River people.”
Nkom, who spoke when he led members of the group, which included senatorial and governorship candidates as well as candidates for other offices, to Sen Ndoma Egba’s residence in Calabar yesterday expressed their solidarity and support, saying the group would deploy their structures and support base in support of election of the NDDC Chairman.
According to him, it was no more debatable that the Senator’s representation few years ago had brought massive infrastructural and human capacity development to the central senatorial district of the State, adding that Cross Riverians were life testimonies of the Senator’s large heart.
Responding, Sen Ndoma Egba commended them for taking the crucial decision to let go their own ambition, saying such decision would be reciprocated in due course.
He said his party was ready to take over governance at all levels and that the PDP government which was in power for 16 years at the centre did not appreciate the magnanimity of Cross River people, adding “that is why the PDP has continually declined. The decline of PDP started in 2015 and will continue.”