Friday 11 September 2015


Chief Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President
The highest appointment of an opposition party candidate in the Senate was the Minority Leader as enshrined in National Assembly rules during the Peoples Democratic Party’s 16-year reign. The Deputy Senate President, Chief Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, should have contested for the Senate presidency to convince Nigerians he is representing Ndigbo’s interest in the National Assembly instead of settling for deputy.

The post of Deputy Senate President was his share for supporting Bukola Saraki’s Senate presidency ambition. He should endeavour to defect to the All Progressives Congress if he sincerely wants to represent Ndigbo’s interest and not the PDP’s latent agenda which is aimed at rubbishing APC’s programmes before the 2019 general election.

The PDP during their 16-year rule never accommodated opposition party candidates for National Assembly top offices that are meant for the ruling party. Why should the APC accept that from the PDP? Ekweremadu’s aim is to destabilise the APC and not to represent Ndigbo. He wants to rubbish President Muhammadu Buhari and his programmes in the eyes of the electorate. Buhari should be wary of the PDP’s plans.
By Ganiyu Adisa Yusuf,