'I Gave APC N5m In 2014' - Ekweremadu Reveals
The people of Enugu West stormed the home of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Sunday.
Their mission was to present him with the PDP nomination form, which they purchased for him, insisting that he must return to the Senate in 2019.
But he left them surprised with the “secrets” he shared with them about how he has done a similar thing for other political parties including those who confronted him that they were interested in his seat.
He revealed that despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he gave the then opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) the sum of N5million to help their plans.
According to him, he gave the money to the party at its formative stage in 2014, stressing that it was aimed at expanding the nation's political space.
Justifying his actions, the longest serving Deputy Senate President in the nation's history, said his gesture was a manifestation of politics without bitterness.
Ekweremadu’s his media aide, Uche Anichukwu shared his exact words with the media.
“I will tell you something that is going to shock you. In 2014 when APC started, they wanted to register members in Enugu State.
“Senator Chris Ngige called me and said they were having problem registering members in Enugu State, and asked if I could help them.
“I was the Deputy President of the Senate in the PDP, but I gave them N5 million. Ngige is still my witness," Ekweremadu said.
He argued that APC would not have emerged victorious in the 2015 election had the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former President Goodluck Jonathan been repressive.
He then warned against the muzzling of the opposition by the ruling party, insisting that multiparty and opposition remain the beauty of democracy.
Back to the business of the day, Mr Ekweremadu accepted to run for the Enugu West Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections.You like this story? Share it!
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