Few days after the deputy senator president Dr Ike Ekweremadu said he could be a live senator if he so pleases, he has declared his intention to renew his membership of the legislature by representing his constituency for the fifth time in the Senate.
Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu west constituency, in a statement released on Tuesday, said his constituency, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and the Enugu state PDP have instructed him to run for a fifth tenure as they threw their support behind him by purchasing a nomination form for him.
“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.
Senator Ekweremadu was first elected into the senate on in 2003, and has been in the Red chambers till date, in 2007 he became the deputy senate president.
Ekweremadu who became a senator at the age of 41 and has been in the red chambers for 15years, is seeking for another 4years in an era where the youths are yearning to take over the leadership of Nigeria.