Former Senate Leader and current Board Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission, Victor Ndoma-Egba, says Cross River State has never had it so good in terms of recognition and appointments into strategic positions in the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Campaign Organization of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Cross River State chapter, Ndoma-Egba reminded the crowd gathered at the Venetian Arena, Calabar, that even when the State used to be 100% PDP in terms of her political leaning, past Nigerian Presidents have deliberately failed to accord her such recognition as is being presently enjoyed under President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC. He listed the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief of Naval Staff, Head of Service of the Federation, Auditor General of the Federation, Director General of National Centre for Women Development, Chairman of NDDC Board, amongst others as the key positions held by Cross Riverians under the Buhari-led Federal Government.
Ndoma-Egba also pointed to the ongoing dualization of the Ikot Ekpene-Itu-Calabar Highway as well as the reconstruction of the Calabar-Ugep-Ikom-Ogoja-Bekwarra Highway and the award of the extension contract for the East-West Road to Calabar as critical infrastructure projects that the Buhari administration is currently carrying out in Cross River State. This is even as the Coastal Rail Line linking Lagos to Calabar is strongly being considered by the Federal Government.
All of these, according to him happened inspite of the fact that Cross River State did not contribute large votes to the election of President Buhari in 2015. It can only have been a result of deep love by the President for the State, he said. The obviously elated and excited audience applauded in agreement when Senator Ndoma-Egba requested to know if Cross River State has become an APC State.
The event was attended by all the candidates of the APC and their supporters and well wishers. Ndoma Egba is the APC candidate for the Cross River Senatorial District in the forthcoming general elections.
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