Former Senate Leader, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba has denied the allegations by Mr. Joe Agi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) that he was involved in shoddy deals with government during the military administration of Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas.
Kefas served as Military Administrator of Cross River State between December 1993 and September 1994.
Agi, a Senatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the forthcoming Cross River North bye-election had accused Ndoma-Egba, Paul Erokoro, SAN and Late M.T Mbu of illegally acquiring government properties during the Kefas administration.
The SAN was heard describing Ndoma-Egba, M.T Mbu and Erokoro as thieves for allegedly buying bulldozers from government for just N100.
Ndoma-Egba, also a chieftain of the APC in a telephone conversation with Daily Post correspondent, Edem Edem denied the allegations saying that unlike Agi who is always associated with fraudulent judges, he has never been mentioned in any issue relating to fraud.
The former Leader as quoted by Daily Post said that “When I saw the video, I sent him a text that I was watching your video. First, I am not contesting elections against him. I am not from the North, how do I come in. Secondly, even in the correction or retraction he made, he said that I was a Commissioner, I wasn’t a Commissioner during that time, I had left office as a Commissioner when those estates were privatized
“Thirdly, I had never owned a bulldozer. I had never bought a bulldozer. I had never any need for bulldozer. I think it just madness on his part, or desperation. I don’t understand what prompted him to do that, because No 1, the facts are wrong, I never bought any bulldozer, yes I was involved in the privatization exercise.
“As a lawyer, my law firm was retained to perfect the agreement between government and the lease. I was professionally engaged to do that, that was my only connection with it, government negotiated the terms with leases, and I was invited to come and perfect the agreement, make sure stamp duties were paid and that was all.
“I don’t know how my name came in. I don’t know how denigrating my name is going to help his elections. It is not only me that he denigrated in that video, he denigrated M. T. Mbu, he denigrated Senator Kanu Agabi, then Paul Erokoro.
“How did we come into his campaign? M. T. Mbu is from the Boki, he is not involved in the election. He said he fought government, there is nobody who has fought government more than Victor Ndoma in Cross River when I was Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association, we fought until we removed Kefas, the then Military Administrator.
“So, I don’t know, he made a second video and I don’t understand his campaign, Edem, He went to Ogoja, he told Ogoja people how he fought for them against Bekwara, meanwhile, Bekwara is part of the constituency he is going to get a vote. To me, I just thought that the whole thing is too idiotic for me to response to.
“If you Google my name, nobody has ever associated my name with fraud but Google his own name, every Judge that has been sanctioned in Nigeria, Joe’s name is mentioned”.