Ekweremadu APC plot to remove Deputy Senate President will fail – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also urged the ruling party to focus on governance and stop chasing shadows.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unseat Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu will fail.

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

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The PDP also urged the ruling party to focus on governance and stop chasing shadows.

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APC NEC meeting in Abuja on July 3, 2015

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The comments were made by PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Jalo, during an interview with Punch.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Jalo. play

Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Jalo.

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Jalo said:

“Those seeking to harass, intimidate or trying to remove Senator (Ike) Ekweremadu from the position of Deputy Senate President, are engaging in what we call an enterprise in futility because he was validly elected by his colleagues as stipulated in their rules.”

“On the allegation that the rules were illegally amended, the question Nigerians should ask is, is it possible for one man to change the rules one hour to the inauguration? Where was the amendment printed?”

Jalo also said that a recent police invitation extended to Ekweremadu showed the extent of the APC’s desperation to force him out of office.

The APC had earlier expressed the desire for Ekweremadu’s resignation after he emerged Deputy Senate President on June 9 despite being a member of the opposition party.

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