Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday, expressed serious concern over the current development linking him with the alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate Standing Order but assured Nigerians that he would not allow himself to be intimidated by the unfortunate issue.
Ekweremadu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja, said that he had received numerous calls and messages from well meaning Nigerians, since the matter became a public issue.
He explained that various groups and organisations had also expressed utter dismay and concern over the unfolding drama in which his life and liberty are being threatened by desperate politicians.
The statement reads in part, “Ekweremadu wishes to assure all Nigerians and concerned members of the international community that everything is under control and that all democratic steps are being taken to preserve the nation’s democracy and protect the independence of the legislature.
“The Deputy President of the Senate further wishes to assure Nigerians that necessary steps are being taken by the security agencies to beef up security around him.
“He appreciates the nation’s security agencies for their professional handling of the situation so far, and acknowledges with a deep sense of gratitude the numerous youths across the country who have volunteered to provide additional security around him.
“In all these, however, let it be known that no amount of intimidation or harassment will deter Senator Ekweremadu from carrying out the constitutionally prescribed duties, which on June 9, 2015, PDP and APC Senators willingly elected him in the full glare of the world to perform.”-Nigerianeye