👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President has categorically denied that he is planning to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“I am Still in the PDP, he said in a statement posted on his verified Facebook account.
Recently, Senator Ekweremadu, a professor cum politician from the South East was said to be seeking to join the ruling party after the Federal Government accused him of making false asset declaration.
But, DENISAURUS News understands that Senator Ekweremadu has denied the allegation, stating that the case brought against him by Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property, SPIP, had no merit, as he has fulfilled the requirement which mandates public office holders to declare their assets every four years.
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The lawmaker, who has stiff competition from the ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC, over his Senatorial seat, noted the “witch-hunt” against him.
“It is obvious that this is part of the desperate and panic measures to cripple the opposition ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“Every opposition candidate and leader should, therefore, be ready for such smear campaigns and onslaughts, but rest assured, however, that they would ultimately triumph where their hands are clean.”
He said the man who filed the charges against him was one who was indicted for falsifying his West African Examinations Council, WAEC results.
“I expect the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami, to channel his energy to prosecuting Obono-Obla Panel over his established case of forgery of his Senior School Certificate result instead of this politically-motivated prosecution and smear campaign.”