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Ekweremadu dares APC, says he won’t quit as Saraki’s deputy

25 July 2016, 11:42

Abuja - The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said he will not resign from the office despite the insistence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he should be removed, reports Nigerian Eye.

Ekweremadu said nobody can remove him from office.

Ekweremadu is currently standing trial with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for allegedly forging the Senate standing order.

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun recently revealed that the party is still bitter at the emergence of Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President.

Odigie-Oyegun according to News 24 said that the emergence of Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President rankled the APC, adding that the party found it very difficult to accept Ekweremadu’s emergence.

But Ekweremadu said he had no reason to step aside as the Deputy Senate President as he was duly elected into the office.

Ekweremadu who spoke through his media aide, Ismail Omipidan, on Sunday said the call for his resignation exposes the hypocrisy of the APC.

He noted that when former Speaker of the House of Reps, Tambuwal defected from the PDP to the APC, all the notable leaders of the APC stated clearly that there was nowhere in the constitution where it was stated that the Speaker must be produced by the majority party.

- News 24


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