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Monday, 27 June 2016

PRESS STATEMENT BY SEN. IKE EKWEREMADU NIGERIAN DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT

PRESS STATEMENT BY SEN. EKWEREMADU NIGERIAN DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT

Published By Family Writers


DEMOCRACY ON TRIAL

ABUJA- I presented myself to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court today as an ordinary citizen of this great nation to plead NOT GUILTY to charges I did not and could not have committed.

It is deeply troubling to note that people in high places who swore to uphold the law have dwindled into purveyors of falsehood and rumours who seek to smear and tarnish the reputation of law abiding and responsible citizens as well as cripple the hallowed institutions of democracy. It is all the more disheartening that people who should know better use the colour of their office to pursue private vendetta against people they disagree with.

This grotesque display of vindictiveness, arrogance, and mindless targeting of innocent citizens should find no sanctuary in our democracy. Using the machinery of justice to create disorder is a dangerous and invidious scheme that ultimately will lead Nigeria down the road to perdition. It is Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator Ike Ekweremadu today, who knows whose turn it will be next?

I am a law-abiding citizen and believe in the rule of law and all the rights and privileges it advertises. But, even at that, it is only in my place not to commit crime, but way out of my reach not to be accused of one, especially when instruments of power become apparatuses for oppression of the innocent and voices of opposition.

Indeed, I, in no way or fashion, claim to be above the law, just that I believe that the law should not be used as an instrument to bludgeon innocent citizens into submitting to the untamed wishes and caprices of witch-hunters. However, I put my trust in God, the court, and the overwhelming solidarity of the good people of Nigeria.

When the dust settles, Nigerians will see clearly that this charge is nothing but meretricious thrash. Time, occasions, and provocations like this will teach their own lessons. I hope that one chief lesson will be that democracy differs markedly from military rule and that public officer should never subvert the foundations of democracy by prioritizing the rule of man over the rule of law.

Let us make no mistake about this: it is not Senator Ike Ekweremadu or Senator Bukola Saraki or the other accused persons that are on trial; rather the hallowed democratic principles of separation of powers, rule of law, the legislature, and indeed democracy itself are on a ridiculous trial.

Mere anarchy is unleashed upon the land, but our courage must not fall apart. No condition is permanent and nothing lasts forever. For me, I find great comfort in the immortal words of late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe who said that history will vindicate the just and the wicked will not go unpunished.
SENATOR IKE EKWEREMADU, PhD, CFR Deputy President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria

June 27, 2016

7 comments

  1. Shut up your lousy mouth you backyard senator. Now it is your turn to taste the bitter pill of your fellow comrade Mohammadu Buhari which other Biafrans including Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu have been subjected to since May 29, 2015. You have not said anything since last year that Kanu has been incarcerated. Neither did you voice out condemnation of the recent massacre of God's children at Nkpor in Onitsha by the agents of the government you serve. Shane on you!!!

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    1. U are a coward to say such,stop ur useless business and make ur time and listen to news u fac biafra.

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  2. I wish to disagree with you. As a hard core believer of Biafra project who was in DC as early as the beginning of biafra second coming, I wish to remind you that Chukwumerije is a lone ranger in course of fairness especially to Igbo people whom he represents in nigeria. He is a great man deserving no insult from any Igbo person

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    1. What brought about Chukwumerije in this talk? Am shocked at your unguided statement. Please correct your statement.

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  3. When our leader nnamdi Kanu was in the studio shouting asking u people to resign that u may be thrown out one day u were dey making an indrect statement restratagersing on hw to become nigeria president instead u aboundond the zoo politics and join our director to achieve biafra once and for all u didn't listing to him now is ur turn why are u crying wove.were is nnamdi azukiwe today and u want to want to make a history kk na u will be disgrace and no body will help u period.

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  4. When our leader nnamdi Kanu was in the studio shouting asking u people to resign that u may be thrown out one day u were dey making an indrect statement restratagersing on hw to become nigeria president instead u aboundond the zoo politics and join our director to achieve biafra once and for all u didn't listing to him now is ur turn why are u crying wove.were is nnamdi azukiwe today and u want to want to make a history kk na u will be disgrace and no body will help u period.

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  5. God Bless Biafra!
    #Biafrexit is th way forward
    Independence for Biafra
    All these career politicians are not patriotic for #FreeBiafra restoration

    All Hail Biafra
    Free Nnamdi Kanu
    The British enterprise has Expired, Dead nigeria

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