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Ndoma-Egba and Ekere enjoy vindication

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Victor Ndoma Egba and Obong Nsima Ekere stories are intriguing and lessons on the topsy-turvy of power. The Jonathan crowd and his ethnic redoubt wanted to put James Manager in the Senate as majority leader. To achieve this, they must clear all obstacles. One was Ndoma-Egba whose rising profile intimidated them after three terms. So, they worked him out and put somebody else there. They also worked against Governor Uduaghan, so Manager won the slot. Now, Jonathan ran out of favour with the people and he could not impose Manager on his colleagues. We hardly hear of him even on the roll call. Ndoma-Egba now chairs NDDC, and gives him not only moral but symbolic triumph. He has opportunity to show himself as a class act unlike the bullish era that Jonathan flaunted.

Ditto to Ekere who now succeeds as managing director. The estate magnate had played various roles in politics and rose to deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State. Many thought it was over for him when he resigned and his foes had sung his obituary.  He now takes charge as MD, as the inimitable Ibim Semenitari leaves after holding force with poise and competence.

Both Ndoma-Egba and Ekere will enjoy vindication. Winston Churchill was written off at the age of 51. He became British best prime minister ever.

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