Igbos, on the platform of ‘South East Professionals United for Ekweremadu” have said that they would oppose any plot to remove Senator Ike Ekwetemadu as the Deputy Senate President.
The group, in a summit held in conjunction with Aba residents warned that any attempt to remove Sen Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President would be matched with stiff oppositions from the Igbos.
One of the conveners of the summit, Dr. Charles Chinekezi, in said that the essence of the summit was to mobilise support for Igbo leaders and professionals for Ekweremadu, adding that Ekweremadu has the support of Igbos.
One of the key resource persons in the summit, Barr Ukpai Ukairo, in his speech noted that any attempt to tamper with Ekweremadu’s position could generate chaos.
Ukairo, who tagged the summit “Aba Declaration in Solidarity with the Deputy- Senate President” said that they are sending a message across the country on the impending chaos any attempt to tamper with Ekweremadu’s position would generate.
Chief Kevin Anyamele in his speech called on all Igbos to come together and fight against what he described as pre-conceived behaviours against the Igbo man”.
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the National Assembly recently in a media report vowed that it would do all that it takes to resist any attempt to unseat the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, who reacted to a media comment by the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso that Ekweremadu’s seat was insulting, said “it is an insult for Kwankwaso to make such annoying statement because he became a governor of Kano on the platform of PDP. He (Kwankwaso) is an ingrate, who enjoyed a lot of patronage including that of NDDC under the PDP platform.
“He should leave Saraki and Ekweremadu alone; in short it was his (Kwankwaso) ambition to become the President of the country that made him to leave PDP for APC and failed woefully to achieve that ambition”.

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