- Ekweremadu has reacted to allegations that he mismanaged public fund
- The deputy Senate president said he has never been in a position to manage public finances or award contracts
- He claimed there have been several attempts to remove him as deputy Senate president
Ike Ekweremadu has accused some political opponents of making several attempts to remove him as the deputy Senate president of the country.
Ekweremadu made this statement while denying allegation of fraud recently levelled against him.
Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to interrogate the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, over some assets linked to him in the UK, US and the UEA.
However, Ekweremadu said he has never been in a position where he has access to manage public finances or award contracts and as such the allegation of fraud levelled against him by the EFCC won't stand.
He made the statement when the Archbishop of Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, led a delegation of clerics from the Enugu Diocese of the Church on a solidarity visit to his Enugu residence on Sunday evening.
The Punch reports that Ekweremadu’s statement during the visit was contained in a statement issued by his special adviser on media, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja on Monday, July 30.
He said: “When people say they are not sure there is God, I say, ‘Come, let me tell you my story; when I finish my story, you will know whether there is God or not.’ My story is one of those that establish actually that there is God. So, what you are seeing now will also pass because there is no battle that God cannot fight for me.
“There have been several attempts to remove me as the Deputy President of the Senate, but, I am not worried because it is God that gives power and it is only Him that can take it.
“I have been a town union president, chairman of a local government, chief of staff and secretary to the state government, senator since 2003, vice-chairman and chairman of several committees, deputy president of the Senate since 2007 and I have been deputy speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament before I became the speaker.
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“Today, I am a member of the Global Parliament for Tolerance and Peace. In all of these, I have never managed government resources or finances or being in a position to give contracts or receive contracts."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the federal government had been warned by the Enugu Diocese of Anglican Communion to steer clear of Ekweremadu.
Te church, which said said that Senator Ekweremadu had no trace of corruption since his political life, stated that what the EFCC was doing to the senator was intimidation and an extension of emasculation of the eastern region.
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