We’ll Resist Attempts To Undermine Ekweremadu As Deputy Senate President – S/East NASS Caucus Vow

Ike EkweremaduThe South-East Caucus of the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on the embattled Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who was interrogated by the police for his alleged role in the amendments made to the Senate Rules 2015
The caucus took the stand in a communiqué issued after they rose from a meeting in Abuja Thursday night.
The lawmakers in the statement by the chairman of their caucus, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, said they “noted with a deep sense of concern the orchestrated attempts to malign and undermine the highly esteemed person and office of the deputy president of the Senate”.
They alleged that some politicians “have gone as far as fabricating baseless allegations against the deputy president of the Senate to achieve narrow political interests over and above the larger interest of peace and equity in the Senate”.
The South-East caucus in the National Assembly said it had therefore resolved to stand resolutely behind Ekweremadu and vowed not to condone any further attempts to undermine him in that capacity.
They also said that such plots against the deputy senate president would be viewed as an attack on democracy, good governance, independence of the legislature and the political interest of the nation and the South-East, in particular.
The communiqué read in part, “The National Assembly has its own internal mechanism for settling internal disputes as prescribed by Section 60 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“We wish to state that nobody outside the National Assembly can unseat Senator Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy President of the Senate; and we in the National Assembly are satisfied that he is a round peg in a round hole in the office.
“We do hereby pass a vote of total and irrevocable confidence on His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.


  1. Igbokwenu! When Stella Oduah bought bullet proof cars, supported her waste. Ike Ekweremadu has forged Senate rules to become dep senate president, igbos are shouting support. When would tribalism end? When shall we begin to call bad by bad without tribal sentiments. Your brother stole, you quarel that he is called a thief. Igbokwenu in forgery, kwenu in fake drugs, kwezuenu in fake motot parts o. Anu ahia.

  2. Power belongs to God!Igbos are the people of Isreal whom God fights for.Nigerians were happy when they felt that Igbos were schemed out of power equation,but became surprised when their son clinched fifth position in protocol list.Man is far from God,Ekweremadu is the Deputy Senate President!You can’t do without Igbos in Nigerian politics.