Deputy Senate
President, Chief Ike
Ekweremadu, has
restated that the decision
of Ndigbo, South East
Nigeria, to vote for the
Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP in the last
general elections was a
good decision they have
no cause to regret.
He said that given
another opportunity, they
would vote in the same
manner.
Speaking on arrival
at Akanu Ibiam
International Airport
Enugu, where a crowd
of his supporters and
political allies gathered to
receive him, Ekweremadu
stated he decided to
take another shot at
the position of Deputy
Senate presidency when
it appeared the people of
the zone were about to be
sidelined in the scheme
of things in the new
dispensation.
The Deputy Senate
President, who is also
the Speaker of ECOWAS
parliament, urged fellow
senators and indeed all
political office holders to
settle down for business
to deliver dividends of
democracy to Nigerians
as days of politics were
over.
He advised the
administration of
President Muhamadu
Buhari under the platform
of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) to try
to accommodate all
Nigerians irrespective
of party and ethnic
inclination.
“We have no regret,
Igbos have no regret for
the way they voted; if
they have the opportunity
tomorrow they will do it
again. We are convinced
we voted rightly, and
because we believe we
are part of this country,
we believe what we got is
within our right.
“So we expect that
APC should be able to
accommodate the people
of South South as they
form their government,
because don’t forget
that Buhari got about 15
million votes; we have
more than 150 million
Nigerians, so he is not
the president of 15
million people; the rest
of the people must be
accommodated.
“In fact that was why
when we saw that it
appeared that South East
and South South were
being marginalised in
the scheme of things, we
decided to take a shot
so that our people will
be part and parcel of
government so that every
part of Nigeria will have
a sense of belonging.
“I’m very delighted
to be among my people
that have come to receive
me after I was honoured
by the entire senators
of the Federal Republic
Nigeria; I’m honoured
by the people of Nigeria
and my people the great
Igbo people were also
honoured by the people
of Nigeria, PDP was also
honoured by the people
of Nigeria.
“So I’m here coming
home to my root, and I’m
happy that they are here
to receive me.
“We have finished with
politics, now is time for
governance; we should
put politics behind and
move on; this country is
bigger than any political
party, so let’s work
together as a people to
ensure that we deliver
dividends of democracy
to the people of Nigeria,”
he said.
It will be recalled that
despite being elected
on the platform of the
Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, Senator
Ekweremadu was
historically re-elected as
Deputy Senate President
in the eighth National
Assembly


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