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Dr Ike Ekeweremadu announces his plan to re-contest for the 5th Time



Dr Ike Ekeweremadu, the Senator representing Enugu west constituency, has on Tuesday, announced his plan to represent his constituency for the 5th in the House of Assembly.

Ekweremadu who revealed this in a statement on Tuesday morning, claimed that he was persuaded by his people to return to the senate. 

“My people, the good people of Enugu West Senatorial District, including the Enugu West Peoples Assembly, Members of the National Assembly, Council Chairmen, members of the Enugu State Executive Council, Enugu State Chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, leaders of the PDP from Enugu West, among others gave me a surprise on Sunday. 

“They presented to me the PDP nomination form for the Senate, which they purchased for me, requesting that I return to the Senate in 2019. 

“My people, my primary employers have spoken. I have no choice than to humbly accept to run for the Senate again”, he said. 

Remembered that the Deputy Senate President had since May 2003 represented his people when Chimaroke Nnamani was then governor of Enugu state.  He retained the seat in 2007 when Sullivan Chime on 29 May took over from Chimaroke.  Sullivan served for two terms before handing over to Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Gburugburu is still serving for his first term and Ekweremadu is still retaining his seat. Numerically Ekweremadu has served for fifteen (15) consecutive years.

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