Godwin AJOM, Calabar
For making a case for the zoning of the seat of senate president to the south-east, a former senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has been facing attacks, largely because his own south-south people are also clamouring for the same seat on behalf of Senator Godswill Akpabio.
This has not gone down well with Ndoma-Egba’s followers, who have warned his attackers to stop or be ready to face them. Members of the Youth Coalition for a Better Nigeria have not only moved to defend Ndoma-Egba, they have also supported his stance.
Leader of the group, Ekpenyong Akiba, said in a statement obtained by TNN in Calabar that it was only fair and just to zone the seat to the south east.
“Our attention has been drawn to a miserable and primitive media attack against our revered former Senate leader, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, by a faceless and non existent group, with the name, South South Solidarity Group for Senate President 2023.
“The group, in that juvenile statement credited to them concocted that former Senate leader contested the 2019 election to become the Senate president. It is important to ask, how did Ndoma-Egba who had not even won election be campaigning to be become the Senate President? This is a lie from the pit of hell.
“In any case, the south south region also produced Sen. Joseph Wayas and the fact that the highest ranking senator from the south south and southeast in the current 10th Senate is from the south east and because in parliamentary business, issue of hierarchy is of utmost importance, it naturally puts the south east at an advantaged position, since there is no law that defines time limit for a region to produce president of the Senate”
The statement described the group as a product of “struggling politicians” calling on them to resist the temptation of dragging the name of Ndoma-Egba or be confronted with force resistance.
“We call on the faceless group who are obviously products of a struggling politician to gain prominence to refrain from vomiting gibberish against a man who has gone decades ahead of all of them put together. Any further attack on the person of distinguished Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, will be fiercely resisted.”