Ekweremadu Set To Dump PDP For APC: Find Out Why
In a shocking revelation, Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, is said to be scheming his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next few days.
Ekweremadu, a staunch chieftain of the PDP, may be the next to follow the suit of former Senate Minority Leader, Dr Godswill Akpabio, whose recent defection to the APC left many in shock.
According to Daily Sun newspapers, the Deputy Senate President has begun moves to exit the PDP as he had been negotiating his defection with some bigwigs of the APC, “because he was aggrieved about the way he has been treated since Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki defected to the PDP.”
The newspaper said Ekweremadu’s alleged planned defection from the PDP may not be unconnected with the outcome of opposition party’s presidential primary election and his alleged maltreatment ever since Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, defected to the party some few months ago.
“What is, however, unclear is the position the APC will give him upon defection,” Daily Sun quoted a source as saying.
The source who revealed that Ekweremadu’s defection “is just in a matter of days,” equally alleged that “Ekweremadu was not happy with the way he was used and dumped by the PDP.”
The newspaper quoted a South East chieftain of the APC as stating earlier: “Look at the way they treated Ekweremadu. When all of them left, Ekweremadu remained to fight for the survival of this party. How many of them would have resisted the temptation not to defect in the face of the intimidation, harassment, prosecution and persecution meted out on him.
“As a person, he had nothing to lose if he had defected then. In fact, he had everything to gain. He probably would have been the senate president because he was offered the slot. Then, when you people now return, you feel that people who had helped this party to survive, did not matter, again, simply because you got a presidential ticket. Also, even Saraki knows that if the DSP had not been loyal, they would have gotten at him (Saraki) long ago.
“All the trials Ekweremadu was put through were all because of Saraki. But, when it was the turn of Saraki to be there for him, he failed him and as we speak, how many days is this after the primary. Atiku is yet to call DSP. You don’t treat a man who has been taking bullets on you people’s behalf like that. Well, I wish them and PDP well, but, they should know that action begets reaction and they will pay the price for this mistreatment of people, who laboured for the party during the toughest time. And, if Ekweremadu leaves, we will hold these people responsible,” he stated.