The APC caucus in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State has on Sunday 24th July 2016, urged Mr. Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, to stop dragging the names of the local government and that of the Igbo in general into his travails.
Ekweremadu is currently facing trial alongside the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for allegedly forging the Senate Rules 2015.
30 traditional rulers from the area in an event organised by Ekweremadu in Ezeagu on Saturday, backed the Deputy Senate President, warning the Federal Government to desist from prosecuting him.
The monarchs equally condemned moves being made by the APC to remove Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, Igwe Hafford Agana reportedly said, “We are telling the whole world that nothing should happen to Ekweremadu. We have given him another Offor staff (symbol of authority in Igboland) today.”
However, reacting to the development, the APC caucus in the local council, led by Mrs. Kate Ofor, the state Publicity Secretary, the Legal Adviser of the APC, Enugu West Senatorial Zone, Anayo Iyama; Chief Chibuike Obu and Robinson Anyanechi, advised Ekweremadu to face his trial.
The Ezeagu APC leaders in a statement said
“Our understanding of the issue at stake is that some senators, labelled Unity Forum, felt aggrieved after the June 9, 2015 Senate leadership election and thereafter alleged that the Senate Rules book was doctored by Senator Ekweremadu and his cohorts. The Unity Forum reported the matter to the police; after investigation, the matter was filed in court by the Attorney General of the Federation.