Former Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Mr. Goddie Akpama, has said that contrary to reports making the rounds in the social media, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba is still in active politics.
Social media had feasted on insinuations in some quarters that Ndoma-Egba has been retired from politics but Akpama in a statement, last weeked described the publications as dubious.
He said, “the publication is the work of a sponsored hack writer that has failed to achieve its dubious intention of damaging the hard earned political achievements of the former Leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, because it is a tale of ill rehearsed lies.
“Let the shameless purveyor of such deliberate mischief be reminded that before politics, Victor Ndoma-Egba while in political office made his marks nationally and internationally, and outside political office, he is still, and in his professional calling, he has made his mark to the peak. Since leaving the Senate in 2015, Victor Ndoma-Egba has been Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and Secretary, APC National Convention Committee.
“Ndoma-Egba was honoured with the LL.D by the University of Calabar after he left the Senate. Perhaps, these responsibilities and achievements signpost political retirement, according to the hack writer and his sponsors. Professionally, Ndoma-Egba, as a lawyer who is the first Senator to attain the title of SAN, has become a Life Bencher. Is that retirement?”
“To put the records straight, Victor Ndoma-Egba never contested the general election in 2015 and after the charade primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ndoma-Egba left the party. He has never looked back. He joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the entire transition programme of 2015.
“Rather, it was Dr. Sandy Onor of the Labour Party, LP, as he then was, that contested the 2015 senatorial election in Cross River Central against Senator John Owan Enoh who was the PDP senatorial candidate”.