Ayade Is The Leader Of Cross River APC — Ndoma-Egba Reaffirms
Victor Ndoma-Egba, the former Senate Majority Leader, has denied rumors about a publication titled “Ndoma-Egba Reacts To Buni Statement, Says He Remains APC Leader In Cross River” that was previously published by WeetalknaijaBlog.
WeetalknaijaBlog therefore apologise to Victor Ndoma-Egba, the former Senate Majority Leader, in our quest to be impartial in our reportage, without fear or favour.
Rejoinder can be found below:
RE: THE ISSUE OF WHO IS APC LEADER IN CROSE RIVER STATE
Our attention has been directed to a deceptive publication on several internet platforms, in which Distinguished Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, CON, SAN, was described as declaring himself the head of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, in response to His Excellency, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State’s defection to the APC yesterday.
We would normally dismiss this plainly devious attempt to paint Sen. Ndoma-Egba in a negative light if it weren’t for the chance that the author and sponsors of the publication may have misled some readers. Clearly, the goal is to portray Senator Ayade as someone who is battling for relevance and is dissatisfied with Gov. Ayade’s decision to join the APC, both of which are far from the reality.
Sen. Ndoma-Egba released a formal statement yesterday, personally signing it, thanking Governor Ben Ayade on his daring choice to join the APC and welcoming him with open arms. This statement was widely reported in the media, including in AIT, Guardian, National Compass, Watchman Magazine, and other publications. For the avoidance of doubt, he did not give any media outlet an oral interview.
It is well known that until Gov. Ayade joined the APC, Sen. Ndoma-Egba was never in a race for the party’s leadership in Cross River State. Instead, he has always emphasized the importance of teamwork, inclusivity, and internal democracy as the pillars of any successful political organization. His passion remains establishing a stronger and more vibrant APC that will bring democracy’s dividends to Cross Riverians in particular, and Nigerians in general.
In case the authors of the silly publication are unaware, having a sitting Governor as the leader of the party in the State is customary procedure in party politics. This is not an exception in Cross River State, and Sen. Ndoma-Egba is well aware of and supports this viewpoint.
Finally, Sen. Ndoma-Egba reiterates his message of congratulations sent yesterday to Governor Ayade, and pledges to work with him to put the APC and Cross River State on a path of long-term growth and prosperity.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has appointed Sunny Udeh as his media manager.