- Senator Ike Ekweremadu says if he wants to remain in the Senate forever, he will
- The deputy Senate president says this is because he is in touch with his people
- He advised young people to pay their dues if they want to participate in politics
The deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu has boasted that he could remain in the Senate forever if he intends to.
NAIJ.com gathers that Ekweremadu said this on Thursday, August 30, while meeting with the Not Too Young To Run movement at Sheraton hotel in Abuja, where Senate president Bukola Saraki declared for president.
Senator Ekweremadu has been in the Senate for 15 years, and has been Nigeria's deputy Senate president for over a decade.
He said: "The PDP is not home for urban politicians. So for young people, if you want to participate in politics, you will have to pay your dues, and the best place to pay your dues is at at local community, that's where we all start from.
"Don't think you will go to the House of Reps or the National Assembly by running around Wadada Plaza, it's not going to work.
"Those who know me know that every weekend I'm in Enugu, unless I'm out of this country. I'm in total touch with my people, and that is why if I want to remain in the Senate forever, I will. That is one thing you have to learn, you have to be in total touch with your people."
According to Ekweremadu, age limit should be abolished in political participation. He stated that if one is able to vote, he should be qualified to be voted for.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Nigeria's Senate president Abubakar Bukola Saraki officially declared his intention to seek the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. Saraki made the declaration on Thursday, August 30.
The Senate president made this declaration at Sheraton hotel where he met with young aspirants seeking to run for public office.
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