Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council have warned against any attempt to remove deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu from office. Ekweremadu is currently standing trial alongside senate President Bukola Saraki and two others on allegations of forgery of senate standing order.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo youths in a statement released by the co-coordinator Abuja and Liaison Officer, Northern Region of Ohanaeze Youth, Obasi Ogbonnaya, said any attempt to remove Ekweremadu will fail as Nigerians are comfortable with the current leadership of the senate.
The statement in reads in part
â€œNigerians from all works of life are already comfortable with the leadership of the Senate and those plotting to threaten the Senate leadership especially the office of the Deputy Senate President occupied by Senator Ike Ekweremadu should shelve such move as it will surely fail. The South East is also comfortable with Senator Ekweremadu and his achievements in the Senate. His Constituency in Enugu East Senatorial zone and the entire South East are feeling his impact. We have gotten information that some hatchet persons from the South East APC have been busy lobbying the Senate membership and the Presidency to lend their support to the devilish plan to threaten the office of the Senate President. We warn such people to desist from such ill-fated moves as it is bound to fail. The fact that there is now a APC Senator from the South East which is however still subject to litigations at the tribunals does not in any way make such persons to begin to try the impossible as the South East and Nigerians will resist that. Of course the Senate is made up of cerebral and patriotic minds that will not lend themselves to any such act. We warn busy body persons of South East extraction who may lend themselves to be used for any such unpatriotic move to prepare to face the wrath of Ndigbo and Nigerians. Such persons will be declared persona non grata in Igbo landâ€the statement reads