Ek­w­ere­madu will soon be re­moved — Oko­rocha

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, (Ow­erri) & Is­maila Mu­dashir (Abuja)

Gov­er­nor Rochas Oko­rocha of Imo State said yes­ter­day that Se­na­tor Ike Ek­w­ere­madu will soon be stripped of his po­si­tion as the deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent.

He said in no dis­tant time, the APC se­na­tor “in the wait­ing” from Imo State, Ben­jamin Uwa­ju­mogu, will take over the seat.

Ac­cord­ing to him, it was an aber­ra­tion that a PDP se­na­tor from the South-East is the deputy to an APC Se­nate pres­i­dent.

A state­ment is­sued by the chief press sec­re­tary to the gov­er­nor, Sam On­wue­meodo, said Oko­rocha had just or­ga­nized a vic­tory party for mem­bers and lead­ers of the APC in the state, to cel­e­brate the out­come of the first part of the re-run elec­tions for Okigwe zone sen­a­to­rial seat, and the two state con­stituen­cies of Oru-East and OruWest, held on Satur­day, July 23.

He also ad­vo­cated for the re­call of all the Na­tional As­sem­bly mem­bers from the state on the plat­form of PDP in or­der to face proper elec­tion, say­ing those held in 2015 were rigged by the then rul­ing party.

Re­spond­ing, Se­na­tor Ek­w­ere­madu said Oko­rocha was on a wild goose chase.

A state­ment by his spe­cial ad­viser on me­dia, Uche Anichukwu, said Oko­rocha’s state­ment showed that he lacked the un­der­stand­ing of the work­ings of the leg­is­la­ture.

He noted that he was not per­turbed in any way by the wish­ful prospects of an APC se­na­tor of South East ex­trac­tion.

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