As Ekweremadu Bows Out In 2023


The longest serving Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu while celebrating his 57th birthday said he won’t contest the Enugu West Senatorial District seat again. NNAMDI MBAWIKE writes on how domineering the lawmaker has been in his zone

Last week, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu announced that he would not seek re-election into the Senate in 2023. He acknowleged that God had been kind to him, raising him to address enormous challenges faced by his people.

Going down memory lane, he recalled that he emerged chairman of his age grade association at the age of 10, served as president-general of Mpu Town Union, pioneer elected chairman of Aninri LGA, chief of staff of Enugu Government House, Secretary to Enugu State Government, fourth term Senator, third term Deputy President of the Senate, and the first Nigerian Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament.

Expectedly, those who have been consistently kicking against his long stay in the National Assembly perceive the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper