Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu
By Daniel Okoroafor
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who is going back to the Senate for the 5th time, has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election into the red chamber in 2023.
Ekweremadu, who has been in the senate since 2003 representing Enugu West, said God has been kind to him, raising him to be the solution to the enormous challenges confronting his people.
Speaking at an event to mark his 57th birthday and to appreciate God and his constituents for his re-election yesterday in Enugu, Ekweremadu recalled how he became the chairman of his age grade association as a 10 year old and served as President-General of Mpu Town Union.
He also recalled how he became the pioneer elected Chairman of Aninri LGA, Chief of Staff of Enugu Government House, Secretary to Enugu State Government, fourth term senator, third time Deputy President of the Senate, and the first Nigerian Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament.
The Senator, who was full of excitement, however observed that it had not been all rosy as he had also faced serious political challenges and persecution.
A statement by his spokesman, Uche Anichukwu, after the event read in part: “My life and political odyssey are products of divine grace working through destiny helpers like you, for I know where I am coming from. I also know how far the Almighty God has brought me.”