Why I won’t defect to APC – Ekweremadu reveals


The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said yesterday he was not considering defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

However, Ekweremadu in a statement by his Special Assistant (Political Matters), Mr Okey Ozoani, described the suggestions as “a fantasy of those peddling it.”

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According to the statement, “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.

The statement said Ekweremadu’s view was that “Nigeria has to first exist for us to have political parties to belong to, or political offices to occupy.”

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He said studies have shown a direct relationship between economic conditions and survival of democracy.

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“The primary responsibility our constitution places on our government is to cater to the wellbeing of the citizens as well as security of their lives and property. When such are threatened, everyone should necessarily get serious and 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,” the statement said.


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