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2023: Ekweremadu may run for Governor…declares he won’t return to Senate


Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu’s declaration that he will not re contest for Senate in 2023 has raised more questions following his silence on what position he could be contesting next.
The lawmaker said he will no longer seek re-election to the Red Chambers.
Ekweremadu, who is representing Enugu West in the National Assembly, announced this on Sunday in Enugu during his 57th birthday celebration.
There have been speculations that the Senator who stands out as the most achieving Senator in the South East if not Nigeria as a whole may be eyeing the Enugu governorship position in 2023.
He has also been lined to the President and Vice president positions as the position returns to the South in the next elections.
Unfortunately, the Deputy President of the Senate whose developmental efforts cuts across the entire Enugu State may have stirred up more speculations as political watchers continue to fathom his next point of call, politically.
The senator, who is completing his fourth tenure in the NASS, was re-elected for a fifth term during the just concluded general elections.
The lawmaker said it was time to quit the legislature, adding that his remaining time in the NASS would afford him time to complete ongoing projects in his constituency.
He said that a new breed politician with shared vision would take over from him at the expiration of his fifth term.
Ekweremadu said that his 16-year sojourn in the NASS had been immensely beneficial to his constituents, as it had been a harvest of projects.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his support through the various projects being executed in his constituency.
Ekweremadu, who traced his political evolution from his time as president-general of his town union, said his political career had not always been smooth.
He said that his life had been a product of divine grace, having passed through political persecution and vicissitude of life.
“I have been scorched and bruised and in all of these, God has protected me.
“This will be my last time as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Ekweremadu said that he may have offended some people in the course of his political career, adding that such people should forgive him.
Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, described the lawmaker as a perfect gentleman.
Chukwuma said that Ekweremadu had provided leadership at all levels of his political life.
The occasion also marked the 25th wedding anniversary of the lawmaker with his wife, Mrs. Nwanneka Ekweremadu.


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