Decamping: Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Going Nowhere

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Going Nowhere

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, has denied reports that he was about to ditch the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The reports had earlier claimed Ekweremadu was planning the move to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to save his job as deputy senate president.

Ekweremadu affirmed that he was not going anywhere.

He said that at the moment, he was more concerned about fixing the country’s biting economic and security conditions.

Rather than focusing on saving his job, his interest as the Deputy President of the Senate was in fixing the challenges facing the country.

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Special Assistant to the Deputy President of the Senate on Political Affairs, Hon. Okey Ozoani, in a statement in Abuja described the report as “a fantasy of those peddling it”.

He assured the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faithfuls and Nigerians that “Ekweremadu is going nowhere.”

The statement said:

“The Office of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed as false, insinuations and reports that the Senator could be on his way to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to save his job.

“Senator Ekweremadu is not contemplating leaving PDP.

“He is more concerned about fixing the country’s biting economic and security conditions and other challenges than saving his job as the Deputy President of the Senate.

“It is his view that Nigeria has to exist for us to have political parties to belong to or political offices to occupy.

“Studies have shown a direct relationship between economic conditions and survival of democracy.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu Going Nowhere

“The primary responsibility our constitution places on our government is to cater for the wellbeing of the citizens as well as security of their lives and property.

When such are threatened, everyone should of necessity get serious and be preoccupied with contributing his or her quota to salvaging the country.

“Besides, he is most grateful to his colleagues for the confidence they continue to repose in him and the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.

He is grateful for the solidarity that the Senators have continued to accord them.”

Hon. Ozoani, took the ocacasion to appreciate Ekweremadu’s supporters and well meaning Nigerians who have continued to contact the office over recent media reports.

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He assured that there was no cause for alarm, urging them to continue to pray for the Senate leadership, the Senate, the National Assembly, the government and the entire nation.

He added:

“By strength alone shall no man prevail.

“Therefore, let us get down on our knees and continue to present the government and the country before God.”