The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has vowed to show Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu the exit door in 2019.
According to the party, Ekweremadu’s days in the Upper Chamber are numbered.
The party said that Ekweremadu’s 16 years in the Senate has not reflected positively on his constituency and Enugu State in general.
APC factional Chairman in Enugu, Deacon Okey Ogbodo, made this known on Monday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari’s Adviser on Justice Sector Reform, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu in her country home, Egede/Umuoka Ward in Udi Local Government Area of the state.
Vanguard reported that Ogbodo led the state, zonal and local government executive officials of the APC to visit the presidential aide.
He noted that the party leadership visited Ibekaku-Nwagwu to appreciate her laudable performance and quality representation since her appointment by Buhari.
Ogbodo specifically applauded the presidential aide for partnering Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to bring quality legal reforms and policies in the sector.
He said that Enugu West senatorial district required the high level of representation presently being provided by Ibekaku-Nwagwu as presidential aide.
The party boss said that Ibekaku-Nwagwu is the APC’s choice to replace Ekweremadu in the Upper Chamber.
Therefore, he said, Ibekaku-Nwagwu should consider joining the race for the senatorial seat come 2019.
“APC in Enugu state frowns at the selfish posture of the current occupant of the seat who has overstayed his welcome as the Senator representing Enugu West at the senate in the past 16 years.
“We have quality candidates who can offer better representation for the zone and we therefore urge Barrister Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu to consider presenting herself among others during the forthcoming party primaries,” he said.
Responding, Ibekaku-Nwagwu promised to make up her mind on the senatorial race and communicate with the party leadership.