This Igbo group wants Ekweremadu to step down as deputy Senate president

Apparently everything isn’t going the way of the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu as a pan-Igbo group based in the United Kingdom, Concerned Diaspora Enugu West, has urged the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to step down immediately.

According to a statement by its convener, Ignatius Ozoilo, Ekweremadu had been the Deputy Senate President since 2007 but had failed to make an impact in the Senate.

The group also rebuked Ekweremadu for saying that his emergence as the Deputy Senate President despite being in the opposition would be beneficial to the people of the South-East.

“We have been deeply worried about the outcome of the leadership contest in the Senate on June 9 in which Senator Ekweremadu, representing Enugu-West senatorial district, put himself forward for the post of the Deputy Senate President

“While we concede that the interest to become part of the leadership of the National Assembly is a legitimate aspiration, we are of the view that it is not a right political decision for Senator Ekweremadu to become and remain the Deputy Senate President of the 8th Assembly.

“Senator Ekweremadu held on as Deputy Senate President for eight years and did so as a member of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party. He had ample opportunity to use that position to improve the political, economic and social prospects of the country but regrettably he failed to demonstrate any particular sense of legislative acumen for the benefit of his constituency in particular and Nigeria in general,” the statement read.

Punch revealed that the group said Ekweremadu should not have run for Deputy Senate President but should have toed the path of honor like Leo Ogor who refused the position of Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives when he was offered the position.

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