- The director-general of Voice of Nigeria has accused Ekweremadu of building no legacy
- He said instead of the deputy Senate president to perform proactively, he was fighting the presidency
- He promised to bring dividends of democracy to his people if elected to the Senate
Osita Okechukwu, the director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VoN), has accused the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, of spending the last three years criticising President Muhammadu Buhari instead of bringing the dividends of democracy and good representation to his constituency.
The Punch reports that Okechukwu said this while addressing some All progressives Congress (APC) delegates in Awgu local government area on Sunday, September 16, adding that Ekweremadu did not deserve another term at the Senate.
Legit.ng gathers that Okechukwu is an APC aspirant vying for the seat of Enugu west presently occupied by the deputy Senate president since four years.
He said: "My brother, Senator Ekweremadu, instead of supporting Buhari’s roads, rails, agriculture and power projects, spent the last three years fighting the president."
“By his inclination to self, he failed to utilise the Anchor Borrowers Scheme or any of the agricultural programmes to develop rice, cassava, cashew or palm farms."
“By the grace of Almighty God and my people, I, as a senator, will key into Mr President’s projects to develop rice and cassava integrated farms.”
In a reaction to Okechukwu's statement, Ekweremadu, through one of his media aides, Luke Mgbo, has described Okechukwu as a political propagandist with little or no political relevance in Enugu west senatorial district.
He said: "It is evident that he mischievously refused to appreciate the numerous developmental projects attracted by Senator Ekweremadu to Enugu West senatorial district such as Nnewi-Oduma-Akaeze roads and bridges, Nkwe-Ezere-Awgunta-Mmaku-Obeagu road, Udi North ring road which cover Awhum-Egede-Affa and almost every part of Udi North, electricity and educational projects, scholarships and bursaries to indigent students, facilitation of employments, capacity building and empowerment programmes."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ex-governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime, accused Senator Ekweremadu of holding political position in a bid to enrich himself and his family.
Chime made the assertion at Ngwo-Uno ward, in Udi council area of Enugu state where he joined party members to celebrate the defection of Donald Nnadi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
He also congratulated the latest decampee for taking a bold decision to leave the PDP, reinstating his stand that the party died long ago.
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