Nigeria’s Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), on Tuesday reaffirmed his allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, despite pressures on him from an opposition political party to join its fold.
The senator, who lost the PDP ticket to represent Cross River Central for a third term, stated this in a New Year message to Nigerians.
While asking the citizenry to massively vote for the ruling PDP in next year’s general elections, the Senate Leader called for prayers for the success of the polls.
According to Ndoma-Egba, the PDP remained the strongest party to deliver democracy dividends despite the pockets of dissension in the party across the federation.
He said, “First and foremost, we thank God that despite all the challenges we encountered as a country in 2014, we are still standing strong.
“Secondly, I want Nigerians to know that there is no country that does not have challenges but what counts is that those challenges are surmounted.
“There were reports last week that I was approached by an opposition. Well, the fact of the matter is that I remain in PDP and as a loyal party member, I will work to ensure the victory of my party at all levels in the 2015 polls.
“As we usher in a new year in a few hours, my prayer is that Nigerians will be united, much in the same way we addressed the Ebola virus disease when it landed on our shores. I wish Nigerians a prosperous and fulfilled 2015”.