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Buhari Archbishop Chukwuma cautions President over Ekweremadu

He also said the Buhari led administration should desist from any plot to remove Ekweremadu from office.

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The Anglican ArchBishop of the Enugu Province, Most Rev Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma has warned that if the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu is removed from office, there will be trouble.

He also said the Buhari led administration should desist from any plot to remove Ekweremadu from office.

Speaking on the matter, Archbishop Chukwuma said “What we are saying is that APC should not be afraid of Ekweremadu; Ekweremadu is a very simple developing senator and out of all the senators in the South East, Ekweremadu is the most, I must say, loved, hard-working senator that APC can make use of to develop Nigeria.

“We want to also express that it is unfortunate that the governor of Imo State has continued to insult him and we say that this is not right, he should be called to order by the APC because Ekweremadu was not elected by the APC and election in the senate was not done by governors.

“So, if a senator is going to survive in the senate, that senator must come to pay homage to the leading senator in the South-East.”

Chukwuma also slammed Governor Rochas Okorocha over his comment on Ekweremadu, saying “The governor of Imo State should tread with caution, if he is an Igbo man, otherwise he is a betrayer. I‎ want to call him to order that if he continues this way, the Igbos will deny him.

“Ekweremadu should be left alone to do his work, he has been elected constitutionally as Deputy Senate President and nobody can‎ remove him there. If they do that, it means that this government doesn’t want the Igbos, then you are calling for its secession from Nigeria because that is the high ranking position we have and we are all behind him and he has been performing, and he should be left to perform.‎”

The clergyman also said the unity of Nigeria is negotiable, because of the way people are being sidelined.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, John Oyegun, in an interview, revealed that the party is pained because of the emergence of Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President.

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