By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) has re-validated his membership of the All Progressives’ Congress at his political ward in Akparabong village in Ikom local government area of Cross River state.
Ndoma Egba used the opportunity of his presence in village to inspect the various registration ponts and encourage rural dwellers to identify with the government in the center of the country.
Speaking to newsmen after his participation, Ndoma-Egba SAN noted that the registration and membership re-validation exercise of the party was a welcomed idea that is necessary to consolidate on cohesion in the party but suggested that going forward, the exercise should be made continuous and provisions made for it to be done online.
He commended the seamlessness of the exercise noting that what he noticed is that the party officials handling the exercise we’re properly trained.
“They took me through the exercise seamlessly but what I think is a sort of impediment to the rural dwellers is the requirement for two passport photographs. I personally had to make provision for a photographer to be around the registration points for anyone who has no passport.”
APC chapter caretaker chairman in Ikom, Erim Egiga said the exercise in Ikom has been successful and many people have been responding. “Some even come to register after returning from farm.”
In a similar event, another former Senator in the state and a member of the APC, Senator Prince Bassey Otu also commended the exercise and called on Cross River people to come out in numbers and register in APC.
In his words, “Cross River State has no business being in the party that is opposition to the party at the center. APC is the party for Cross River State.”