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Ekweremadu declares to re-contest for fifth time

Ekweremadu declares to re-contest for fifth time

- The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has declared his intention to represent his constituency for the fifth time

- Ekweremadu said his move to return to the Senate in 2019 is based on his people's desire

- He maintained that they have bought PDP nomination form and presented it to him already

Ike Ekweremadu, the senator representing Enugu west constituency, on Tuesday, September 3, declared that his people have presented to him the PDP nomination form for the Senate so that he can return to the upper house of legislature in 2019.

Vanguard reports that Ekweremadu who made this declaration in a statement maintained that he was persuaded by his people to return to the Senate.

He said: “My people, the good people of Enugu west senatorial district, including the Enugu west peoples Assembly, members of the National Assembly, council chairmen, members of the Enugu state executive council, Enugu state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, leaders of the PDP from Enugu West, among others gave me a surprise on Sunday, September 2.

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“They presented to me the PDP nomination form for the Senate, which they purchased for me, requesting that I return to the Senate in 2019.

“My people, my primary employers have spoken. I have no choice than to humbly accept to run for the Senate again.

“Instructively, only a Few weeks ago, I reflected on my past engagements with the people of Enugu west and I was satisfied that, by the grace of God, we were able to make so many improvements in the lives of our people.

“I reflected on my next move and the available options. One option is to come back to you in Enugu and run my Foundation, which will give me opportunity to mentor young men and women in leadership.

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“My people, my primary employers have spoken. I have no choice than to humbly accept to run for the Senate again.

“Nevertheless, I believe that the beauty of democracy is the enlargement of the political space in which everybody is free to participate, bring and exchange ideas, and disagree in order to agree. Just yesterday, I got a call from a man who introduced himself as an engineer from Achi, but lives in Jigawa.''

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Enugu state chapter of the APC said deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP must leave the upper house of legislature in 2019.

Ekweremadu, the lawmaker representing Enugu west senatorial district, is currently serving his fourth term in the Red Chamber.

The state chairman of the APC Ben Nwoye said at the weekend that Ekweremadu would be thrown out of the legislature in 2019.

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Source: Legit.ng

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