Senate Leader, Ndoma Egba, suffers defeat at primaries
The senate leader, senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, yesterday suffered a
humiliating defeat at the Peoples Democratic Party PDP senatorial
primaries for the Cross River Central Senatorial District.
Ndoma-Egba lost to his challenger, Hon. John Owan Enoh, Chairman of the
House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation.
In what could be regarded as a landslide, Hon. Owan-Enoh trounced his
challenger by garnering 217 votes as against a 37 votes for the Senate
Egbe Mark who came third, polled 20 votes.
Ndoma-Egba was seeking a return to the senate for the fourth time.
The result was announced by the returning officer, Uko Inaku.
The primaries for the Southern Senatorial District was still ongoing as of
press time.Rose Oko, a member of the House of Representatives also won the
ticket for the Northern Senatorial District.
The results of the primaries for the House of representatives which took
place a day earlier also saw the defeat of several of the incumbents from
Honourable Nkoyo Toyo of Odukpani/Calabar Municipal Federal Constituency
was defeated by her challenger, Ntufam Etta Mbora, Hon. Chris Eta of
Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency was defeated by Mr. Chris Adibe.
However, Hon. Bassey Ewa of Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency and Daniel
Asuquo of Akamkpa/Biase secured a return tickets.
Other winners include Mr. Jarigbe Agom of Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency and
Barrister Legor Idagbo of Bekwarra, Obanlikwu/Obudu Federal Constituency.
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