C’River’s ability to produced over 9 federal appointees is a mere coincidence, political pundit submit

L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Princewill Odidi 
Efio-Ita Nyok|4 March 2017
Ikom, Cross River-born development economist, social entrepreneur and public affairs analyst, Princewill Odidi, has held the opinion that the ability of one of Nigeria’s south-southern states, Cross River, to have secured a retinue of very influential federal appointments under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was purely a mere coincidence premised on merit rather than a product of deliberate political strategy NegroidHaven can report.
The Atlanta-based political pundit ventilated his mind Thursday via his Facebook account in a thread he tagged, ‘What’s your opinion?’. Odidi further inquired whether this plethora of appointments would redefine the political landscape in the state.
Few reactions from Odidi’s fans
His words, ‘Well, some may disagree with me, none of these was intentionally strategized, it’s all a mere coincidence.
‘Secondly, do you think all these appointments may tilt the balance of power in Cross River State?’
Recalled that the underlying federal offices are manned by Cross Riverians:
*Chief Justice of Nigeria
*Head of Service
*Auditor General
*Minister of Niger Delta Affairs
*Chief of Naval Staff
*SSA Prosecution to the President
*Chair of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and
*Career ambassadors (2).

However, in a separate thread a former aide to the Executive Governor of Cross River, Chief Ray Ugba Morphy, in the attempt to woo members to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the stated, ‘As at today, Cross Riverians occupy many strategic positions in the Nation, positions that have never, I repeat never come near our shores until the APC government came to power. Even in the APC party structure, our son Hilliard Eta is Zonal Vice Chairman.
‘That being so and in recognition of that special favour and in the natural scheme of reciprocity, I expect, I urge, I exhort all politically viable and astute Cross Riverians to go their wards and register with the APC.’
In arguing that Cross Riverians should reciprocate the gesture of the President Morphy may be inadvertently saying that those appointments may have been deliberate.
Concerning whether these appointments will tilt power configurations in the state, there’s uncertainty.
Efio-Ita Nyok
Is a Blogger, the Editor & Publisher of NegroidHaven.org