‘I won’t be intimidated,’ Deputy Senate President reacts to police invitation

Ekweremadu made the comment in reaction to a police invitation summoning him to answer questions on the alleged forgery of the Senate Rules.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has said that no amount of intimidation would stop him from fulfilling his constitutional duties

Ekweremadu made the comment in reaction to a police invitation summoning him to answer questions on the alleged forgery of the Senate Rules.

The Deputy Senate President’s comments were contained in a statement released by his Special Adviser, Media, Uche Anichukwu on Monday, July 6, 2015.

It reads:

“Concerned members of the international community, youth and women organisations, royal fathers, and Civil Society Organisations, among others, have continued to express utter dismay and concern over the unfolding drama in which his (Ekweremadu’s) life and liberty are being threatened by desperate politicians.”

“Senator Ekweremadu wishes to assure all Nigerians and concerned members of the international community that everything is under control and that all democratic steps are being taken to preserve the nation’s democracy and protect the independence of the legislature.”

“The Deputy President of the Senate further wishes to assure Nigerians that necessary steps are being taken by the security agencies to beef up security around him.”

“He appreciates the nation’s security agencies for their professional handling of the situation so far, and acknowledges with a deep sense of gratitude the numerous youths across the country who have volunteered to provide additional security around him.”

“In all these, however, let it be known that no amount of intimidation or harassment will deter Senator Ekweremadu from carrying out the constitutionally prescribed duties, which on June 9, 2015, PDP and APC Senators willingly elected him in the full glare of the world to perform.”

Ekweremadu was summoned to appear at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

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