The immediate past Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has said he cannot continue to “hang around” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) anymore.
His exasperation with the PDP came on the heels of speculations that he is set to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a chat with The Nation in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Wednesday, Ndoma-Egba said, “What I would say is that for the past three years, I have not had any political life within the PDP because I was shut out and I still have political life in me. So I cannot hang around hoping for PDP for the rest of my life. I am not getting younger”.
On whether or not he would join the APC, he added, “Definitely I would seek a platform to express my political life and consultations are still going on. When we conclude the consultations I would issue a statement and it would be a very loud and clear statement”.
The former Senate leader also reacted to newspaper reports that demanded he apologize to APC members in Cross River for allegedly persecuting them in the last elections.
He stated, “The philosophy of PDP was to destroy Victor Ndoma-Egba. They spent more time pursuing me than they spent pursuing elections. Now in the last election, I did not even show up because I was shut out completely. Some of my supporters had left for APC and others to Labour Party. So I did not even come home. I was here in Abuja all though the elections.
“I was politically inactive during that period. I did not follow PDP or anybody to any campaign. I was here in Abuja. So who were the people I persecuted, when I was being persecuted myself? I was fighting for my own dear life. So who were people I persecuted? Where did they see me? If I were to persecute anybody, it would be people in PDP. So where are these coming from? The people who said I should apologize, they should tell me who to apologize to and for what”.