Sources within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State have informed calitown.com that if the people behind Obioma Imoke’s rumoured senatorial ambition were to forge on with their plan, “her role in having the PDP concede leadership positions in the last council polls to women on a platter of gold, will work against her”. This submission one source said is because, “even when it was clear that the decision to let most of these women run unopposed was not a popular one, she pushed it through and denied several male aspirants the chance to run for these positions and be rest assured that it will be pay back time if she throws her hat into the senatorial race”.
Again, the source continues, “the person who presently occupies the Central Senatorial District seat in the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, is an unmistakable son of the soil while Obioma is a Cross Riverian by marriage”. The latter argument calitown.com pointed out to the source, is a weak one but the source was quick to say, “call it whatever you want to call it but the reality on the ground is simple, if she emerges as the senator representing the district, it will mean that no Cross Riverian except one married into the state, has enough credentials to represent the state in the senate”.
“They have been in government long enough and it will not be out of place if she does not run. If she runs, she will be telling so many Cross Riverians that only the Imokes have brains that can run the system, they deserve to take a break and let us roll without them for a while”, another source submitted.
It is becoming likely that remarks of this nature may become a constant feature in the state as the political clock ticks close to the 2015 dateline.
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