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2023: No One Can Stop Bassey Otu’s Victory — Ndoma-Egba

Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has main­tained that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Cross River State governor­ship election, Senator Bassey Otu, will emerge triumphant at the polls come 2023.

Ndoma-Egba, former Chair­man of Niger Delta Develop­ment Commission (NDDC) and ardent supporter of Prince Otu’s governorship aspiration, made the remarks while react­ing to the court judgement that dismissed a suit instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its standard bearer, Senator Sandy Onor, seeking the disqualification of Otu and his running mate Hon. Peter Odey, from participating in the 2023 governorship election.

Onor and the PDP, in an originating summons, had alleged that Odey was not a member of the APC and had a dual citizenship, and as such, was not qualified to run for any elective office in Nigeria.

The presiding Judge, Jus­tice Rosemary Oghoghorie, in her ruling, said that coun­sel to the plaintiff could not convince the court sufficient­ly to prove their case, and she consequently, struck out the matter.

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Ndoma-Egba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while hailing the judgement in an interview, stated: “The judgement was to be expected, because, you are not a member of the APC, you are a member of another party, yet you are coming to complain of what the APC did within its party.

“So, they were rightfully de­scribed as meddlesome inter­lopers. It’s like me poke-nosing into what is happening in your home. What is my locus?

“They don’t have the locus standi and that was why they were aptly described by the judge as meddlesome inter­lopers or busybodies.”

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