Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu commends PDP protest over Fayose’s attack ahead of July 14 Ekiti election.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, had led the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to the National Assembly to protest against the alleged assault by men of the Nigeria Police on the Governor Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti State on Wednesday. “We want to thank you for organizing a peaceful protest,” said Ekweremadu who received the protesters. “This is because what you have done is within the textbook of democracy. Democracy is about free speech and free expression.
“We will do everything possible to ensure that we will continue to work within the tenets of democracy. We have heard you. We are going to make contacts with all the institutions of democracy as it concerns the state.”
Other PDP chieftains at the protest, which held at the main gate to the National Assembly Complex was a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara; former Minister of Health, Prof. ABC Nwosu; a former National Woman Leader, Josephine Anenih; and former Majority Leader of the Senate, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, among others.
Ekweremadu continued: “We shall make contact with INEC, Police and other security agencies to ensure that they are neutral.
“We believe to be leaders in Africa. We cannot be leading from the back. We must show leadership by example.
“So, whatever we do, we must also know that the world is watching us. We want to thank you for taking this path of honour,” he stated.
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