I’ve no plan to oust Ekweremadu, says senator-elect

By Achike Uchenna, Owerri

The Senator -elect for Okigwe North Senatorial District, Imo State, Ben Uwajumogu has described as speculation reports that he was elected to upstage Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekeremadu from his position.

Rather, Uwajumogu who was recently elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said he was not coming to the upper legislative chamber to take anybody’s job.

Uwajumogu, who spoke on his victory at the rerun election in Owerri on Thursday, said the insinuation that he was after Ekweremadu’s job was a wishful thinking.

The Senator wondered how he could achieve the feat since he is a first timer in the Senate.

He noted that the insinuation that he was coming to the Senate to upstage Ekweremadu was likely to create acrimony between him and the leadership of the Senate.

The former Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly said he was prepared to work harmoniously with the leadership of the Senate in line with APC guidelines and directives.

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