Ekweremadu accepts nomination, asks colleagues not to vote mace snatchers
Written by Henry on June 11, 2019
A former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has accepted his nomination for deputy senate presidency.
Ekweremadu who represents Enugu-West senatorial district was deputy senate president from 2007-2011, 2011-2015 and 2015-2019.
Addressing his colleagues after he was nominated by Enugu-North lawmaker-elect, Ekweremadu, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, asked his colleagues not to vote for mace snatchers.
Making a veiled reference to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, his main challenger, Ekweremadu recalled that on a particular day, when he was presiding over the Senate, one of their colleagues led people to snatch the mace, the symbol of authority of the National Assembly.
He was nominated by Enugu-North lawmaker-elect, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, and supported by Rose Okoh of Cross-River North.
He asked his colleagues not to encourage injustice and illegality and vote their conscience.