Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been nominated for the position of the Deputy Senate President.
Ekweremadu’s nomination, however, came as a surprise to many.
He was nominated by Chukwuka Utazi from Enugu north nominates Ike Ekweremadu as deputy senate president; the nomination is seconded by Rose Okoh from Cross River north.
While accepting the nomination, he said "I have worked with many Nigerians in this chamber to achieve what I consider to be a progress in unity. It was in this assembly that we passed the north-east development bill, and also appropriated N10 billion to support Zamfara."
The former deputy senate president says the election for DSP is a referendum on the mace theft.
In his words, "On a fateful day in this chamber, something unusual happened. Some people came into the ninth assembly and brutalised our staff, taking away our mace. What we are doing today is a referendum on that day. This is an opportunity to decide on what we want ... a moment to ensure that all things that make us independent are not infringed upon."
It was alleged that Omo-Agege was behind the incident.
Ekweremadu, is now contesting against Omo-Agege for the position of the Deputy Senate President.
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