Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed insinuations that he was dumping the PDP for APC, to save his job.
According to a statement credited to Ekweremadu’s spokesperson, Okey Ozoani, Ike described the news “a fantasy of those peddling it.”
He assured the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful and Nigerians that “Ekweremadu is going nowhere.”
“Senator Ekweremadu is not contemplating leaving PDP.
“He is more concerned about fixing the country’s biting economic and security conditions than saving his job as the deputy Senate President.
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“It is his view that Nigeria has to first exist for us to have political parties to belong to or political offices to occupy.
“Studies have shown a direct relationship between economic conditions and survival of democracy.
“The primary responsibility our Constitution places on our government is to cater to the well-being and security of citizens.
“When such are threatened, everyone should necessarily get serious and preoccupied with salvaging the country.
“Besides, he is grateful to his colleagues for the confidence they continue to repose in him and the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.
“He is grateful for the solidarity that the Senators have continued to accord them,” he said.
“By strength alone shall no man prevail.
“Therefore, let us get down on our knees and continue to present the government and the country before God,” Ozoani added.