Ekweremadu should face his false assets declaration charges- Obono-Obla

ekweremadu

The Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, has refuted claims by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, that he is smearing his name over the suit filed against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on behalf of the SPIP. The Federal Government had on Wednesday charged Ekweremadu, and Senator Bassey Akpan with alleged refusal to declare their assets to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property. Akpan represents the Akwa…

Read More

Ekweremadu warns against muzzling opposition

ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned against the muzzling of the opposition by the ruling party,insisting that multiparty and opposition remained the beauty of democracy. Recalling how he supported the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the sum of N5 million at its formative stage in 2014, to help expand the political space, Ekweremadu said that the APC would not have emerged victorious in the 2015 election had the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former President Goodluck Jonathan been repressive. According to a statement signed yesterday…

Read More

Saraki, Ekweremadu preach peace

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of brotherhood and peaceful coexistence in their relationship during Sallah celebration and beyond. Saraki made the call in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslim faithful in the country, signed by his Spe-cial Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja. He further enjoined Nigerians to increase their efforts in charitable endeavours, perseverance and spiritual intercession for the nation. The Senate President urged Nigerians to further devote their prayers at the Eid praying grounds to the call…

Read More

Saraki, Ekweremadu planned arrest, false alarm, says APC

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has described the alleged planned arrest of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as a hogwash false alarm. The party stated this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena inAbuja. The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had over the weekend alleged plot to arrest the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu by the APC-led government. But reacting to the allegation, the APC said, “The Peoples Democratic Party…

Read More

APC plotting to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu – PDP

   …says Senate leadership not party position   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some forces in the Presidency to arrest and detain President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The plot, according to the party, was borne out of what it described as “fresh fact” of the alleged pressure by the Presidency to use this week’s reconvening of Senate not just for the approval of the budget of the Independent National Electoral…

Read More

‘FG planning to indict, jail us’

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday raised the alarm that the Federal Government is planning to indict and jail them through a panel that was hurriedly set up by the Presidency. Noting that the government had commenced the plot to implicate them and their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the blockade of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) last Tuesday, the duo, in a statement jointly signed by their media aides, Yusuph Olaniyonu…

Read More

NASS Invasion: FG Planning to twist facts, indict us- Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President, Dr, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have raised the alarm that the Federal Government has commenced the execution of a plot to implicate them and their colleagues in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the last Tuesday Invasion of the premises of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement signed by their media aides, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, the two legislative leaders stated that after receiving the interim report submitted by the Inspector General of Police…

Read More

Ekweremadu’s travails amid growing solidarity

For the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the kindred spirit was at play recently as the people of Enugu State trooped out in the number to show solidarity with him over his travails. KENNETH OFOMA reports     The Gathering was spontaneous and the outpouring of emotions electrifying. Thousands of indigenes of Enugu State, especially from Enugu West senatorial district recently thronged the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and major streets of the state capital to give a heroic welcome to Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and demonstrate their solidarity…

Read More

PDP Reps, South-East caucus warn against impeachment of Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has warned against an alleged plot to illegally impeach both the president and deputy senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu. The caucus, in a statement issued by the Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Chukwuka Onyema, after its meeting at the National Assembly yesterday, said: “It has come to our attention that there is an impending plot by a small group of senators aided by security agencies to again invade the Senate Chamber with a view illegally reconvening the…

Read More

Presidency offering senators $1M to impeach Saraki, Ekweremadu – PDP

Saraki and Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Federal Government of bribing senators with $1 million (about (360) each to impeach the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The party further alleged that an unnamed head of security agency is the arrowhead of the impeachment plot, which it said, involved forceful reopening of the senate chambers contrary to section 12 of the Senate Standing Rules. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, at a press conference warned that such action is likely to throw the…

Read More