- The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate has denied any plans to impeach Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu
- New Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan and Whip, Professor Sola Adeyeye, yesterday refuted the reports
- There have been reports of plots to oust Ekweremadu
The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Nigerian Senate has denied any plans to impeach Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
New Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan and Whip, Professor Sola Adeyeye, yesterday refuted the reports while on a courtesy call on the APC National Working Committee (NWC) members in Abuja.
Speaking to newsmen when he led some principal officers to the party’s national secretariat, Lawan described his election as an elixir for stability within the Senate and the party.
Lawan, a representative of Yobe North, was last Tuesday, January 10 picked by the APC caucus in the Senate to replace Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC Borno South).
He stressed that with his emergence, the eluded peace had finally returned to both parties, adding all stakeholders would now work to meet the expectations of Nigerians.
His words: “My election is a part of the yearning for party supremacy. The significance here is the unity and stability in the Senate, the unity of our party, and of course this will transform into the high level of productivity for our government.
“It will consolidate the unity and togetherness within our party and will consolidate unity of APC Senate Caucus and of course, we will now be operating on the same page.”
Adeyeye described the report on Ekweremadu as mere speculation, noting that such was not new in politics.
In the meantime, the APC in Enugu state has said Ekweremadu is an unwanted guest.
The party urged Ekweremadu to remain in the PDP, expressing confidence that the APC will overrun PDP in 2019 without the help of the deputy Senate president.