Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday asked Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to retract his letter to the international community in connection with his ongoing forgery trial alongside Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and two others.
The party insisted that by taking what should be an internal affair of the country to the outside world, the lawmaker had tarnished the image of Nigeria and by extension, the President.
Its Vice Chairman in Enugu State, Chief Anike Nwoga who spoke at a rally held by party members in Awgu town, Enugu State insisted that the letter was out of place.
The APC rally where the forgery trial of the senate leaders reared its ugly head again, was held shortly after a procession of pro-Ekweremadu group under the aegis of Enugu West Stakeholders led by Igwe Professor Sam Ukpabi.
Notable among other top APC chieftains at the rally were the Deputy State Chairman, Comrade A.C. Ude, Woman Leader, Lolo Queen Nwankwo, Chief Flavour Eze who represented the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform, Barrister Julie Ibekaku, Director General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu and Barrister Sharon Ikeazor.
Addressing the rally, Nwoga urged Senator Ekweremadu to desist from insulting the President.
According to him, Ekweremadu should retract the “desperate” letter he wrote to the international community because it is 360 degrees at variance with the oath of office he did solemnly swore, to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and always act in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“By this unwarranted letter, he has desecrated the Constitution, tarnished the image of Nigeria and by extension our dear president. As a senior lawyer, we had expected him to maintain his earlier statement that he has faith in Almighty God and the Nigerian courts,” the APC chieftain said.
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