Victor Ndoma-Egba

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Victor Ndoma-Egba
National Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
2003
Constituency Cross River Central
Personal details
Born (1956-03-08) 8 March 1956 (age 58)
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Profession Lawyer, Politician

Victor Ndoma-Egba (born 8 March 1956) is a Nigerian politician who has been a member of the national senate for Cross River State since 2003.[1]

Background[edit]

Victor Ndoma-Egba was born in 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State. He has an LL.B degree from the University of Lagos and an LLM degree from the University of Calabar, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 and was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2004.[2] He has been Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Branch, and President of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce. He has also been Director of the Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, and Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transport.[1]

Political career[edit]

Running as a People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Victor Ndoma-Egba was elected as senator in the 5th (2003–2007) National Assembly representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, and was reelected in 2007 for a further four-year term. Senator Ndoma-Egba is a member of senate committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Information and Media, and is deputy chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Nigerian Senate.[1][2]

In May 2008, Ndoma-Egba spoke in favor of reform of the Nigeria Police Act, which came into effect on April 1, 1943 and has essentially been unchanged since that time.[3] In May 2009, he accused the Action Congress party of delays in listing the 37 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State in the constitution. Representative Bola Gbabijo refuted these charges.[4]

In September 2009 Ndoma-Egba noted that several prominent people in Cross River had defected from the Action Congress and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) to join the PDP, saying the event was a sign that opposition has crumbled in the state.[5] In January 2013 Ndoma-Egba said that the solution to Cross River community clashes was the National Boundary Commission becoming involved in the demarcation of boundary lines.[6]

Ndoma-Egba was reelected as Senator for Cross River Central on 26 April 2011 on the PDP platform, winning 143,537 votes, while the runner up was Patric Iwara of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), who gained 47,656 votes.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ndoma-Egba is married with three children.

His name and title has been misused in "419" scam letters where fraudsters impersonate a prominent person through false email addresses and telephone numbers.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-09-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba: A Leader For The Ages". Times of Nigeria. July 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Why I Want Police Act Repealed - Sen Ndoma-Egba". Leadership (Abuja). 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Ndoma-Egba lied against Lagos, says Rep". The Nation. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  5. ^ "AC, ANPP members defect in Cross River". The Nation. 9/09/2009. Retrieved 2009-09-16.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Nigeria: Demarcate Ebonyi, Cross River Boundaries, Ndoma-Egba Tells NBC". All Africa. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Kunle Johnson (2011-04-28). "Ndoma-Egba re-elected". The Nation. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  8. ^ ""419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam". joewein.de LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-16.