MAURICE OKAFOR also reports that even as critics and political detractors of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, are kicking against his ambition to return to the National assembly for the fifth term as Senator representing Enugu West senatorial district have continued to back their arguments with tangible reasons, a socio-cultural pressure group in Enugu state known as ‘ENUGU DI N’AKACHUKWU MOVEMENT’ (Enugu is in the hands of God movement) says that there is no better candidate for the zone that senator Ekweremadu.
They argued that since Ekweremadu has performed creditably well in the past tenures with contributions that are uplifting the socio economic development of Enugu state equally and the nation at large, he should be re-elected to continue with the good works he is doing in the 2019 General elections.
The group advised all other aspirants intending to contest the position of Enugu West senator in 2019 General elections, irrespective of party of affiliation to seek for some other elective or appointive positions, insisting there is no better candidate than Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The leader of the group Rtn. Bibian Ebere Anekwe,a native of Eke in Udi Local Government told news men that her group has concluded plans to embark on public enlightenment across the various wards in Enugu West Senatorial district to explain to the people on the implications of replacing senator Ekweremadu who is on his 4th term with a new legislator.
Her words, ‘Asking Ekweremadu to withdraw, resign or retire as a senator at this point because of the number of terms he has served will be a setback for Enugu West, Enugu State, South East and the nation at large’.
She argued that there are legislators in the United States of America[USA] who have stayed up to 48 years in the US senate, based on their experience of which their people and America as a nation counts on their experience.
She mentioned Senator Robert Carlyla, representing West Virginia in the US senate to have served for 51 years, Senator Daniel Ken Inouye, representing Hawaii to have there for 49 years, and Senator Thurmond James Strom, to have represented South Carolina in the American senate for more than 47 years, among others.