Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has debunked reports that he will defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He tagged the reports as false, saying that he has more pressing issues to attend to than which party he belongs to.
“Senator Ekweremadu is not contemplating leaving PDP. He is more concerned about fixing the country’s biting economic and security conditions and other challenges than saving his job as the Deputy President of the Senate,” said his special assistant on political affairs, Okey Ozoani, in a statement.
“It is his view that Nigeria has to first exist for us to have political parties to belong to or political offices to occupy. Studies have shown a direct relationship between economic conditions and survival of democracy.
“The primary responsibility our Constitution places on our government is to cater to the well-being of the citizens as well as security of their lives and property. When such are threatened, everyone should necessarily get serious and preoccupied with contributing his or her quota to salvaging the country.”
Ekweremadu expressed gratitude to his colleagues for their continued confidence in him and the senate president, Bukol Saraki.