Why I wanted to continue as Deputy Senate President-Ekweremadu

Why I wanted to continue as Deputy Senate President-Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu mentioned he determined to contest the senate deputy president seat in protest towards the nomination of Omo-Agege for the place.

Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West Senatorial District, made the disclosure whereas talking with newsmen shortly after the election on the Nationwide Meeting complicated, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Ekweremadu, who’s the immediate-past deputy senate president, and Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege vied for the place.

Whereas Ekweremadu scored 37 votes out of the 105 votes, Omo-Agege polled 68 votes to emerge the brand new deputy senate president.

He mentioned he determined to contest in protest towards the nomination of Omo-Agege for the place of the number-two man of the ninth Senate.

”I imagine that there have to be a referendum taking a look at what occurred after I was presiding when the Senate was invaded.

”It could have been very embarrassing that anyone who led that operation would simply be requested to take a bow and can be endorsed and all of us walkover as if it doesn’t matter.

”So I needed a scenario the place Nigerians, particularly by means of their representatives, will be capable of current a referendum in respect of what transpired after which be capable of both endorse or condemn it,” he mentioned.

On when he took the choice, he mentioned, ”Solely this morning as a result of truly we weren’t minded to run for any workplace however we thought that our buddies in APC will be capable of give you one other candidate.”

On how he felt with the result of the election, he mentioned: ”I feel that God has simply given me that chance to have a relaxation.

”For over 20 years I’ve been very busy with politics, with management, with governance. So I feel this is a chance for me to have a relaxation and replicate on so many different issues.”

The lawmaker mentioned he hoped that the current senate would ”be capable of get up to the present challenges of insecurity, unemployment, and concern of disunity, amongst others, that are staring the nation within the face.”

”I feel these are points we’ve got to work with the manager intently to handle outdoors the {party} strains,” he mentioned.

He mentioned with out tackling a few of these elementary points, the nation wouldn’t make any progress.

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