Ex-Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba Set to Dump PDP


Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, immediate past Senate Leader, and representative of Cross River Central Senatorial District in the Sixth National has vowed not to continue to “hang around” the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, any more.

The Nation reported that speculations had been rife that he is set to move to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ndoma-Egba, however, in a chat with journalists said: “What I would say is that for the past three years, I have not had any political life within the PDP because I was shut out and I still have political life in me. So I cannot hang around hoping for PDP for the rest of my life. I am not getting younger.”

On his new choice of party, he added: “Definitely I would seek a platform to express my political life and consultations are still going on. When we conclude the consultations, I would issue a statement and it would be a very loud and clear statement.”

Reacting to a reported request by members of the APC that he apologize to them for allegedly persecuting them in the last elections, the former Senate Leader said: “The philosophy of PDP was to destroy Victor Ndoma-Egba. They spent more time pursuing me than they spent pursuing elections. Now in the last election, I did not even show up because I was shut out completely. Some of my supporters had left for APC and others to Labour Party. So I did not even come home. I was in Abuja all through the elections.

“I was politically inactive during that period. I did not follow PDP or anybody to any campaign. I was here in Abuja. So who were the people I persecuted, when I was being persecuted myself? I was fighting for my own dear life. So who were the people I persecuted? Where did they see me? If I were to persecute anybody, it would be people in PDP. So where are these coming from? The people who said I should apologize, they should tell me who to apologize to and for what.”

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