A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has fired back at former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso for his position on what should be done to Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North in the Senate, condemned the comment made by Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the effect that Ekweremadu’s seat be declared vacant and returned to the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Kwankwaso, the fact that in 16 years, the PDP ruled the country and at no time gave the opposition the benefit of having such a position (Deputy Senate) is more than enough reason why Senator Ekweremadu should resign.
However, Senator Nwaoboshi in an interview with Vanguard vowed that his party was battle- ready to resist any attempt to unseat Senator Ike Ekweremadu, since he was duly and constitutionally elected.
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Nwaoboshi said: “It is an insult for Kwankwaso to make such annoying statement because he became a governor of Kano on the platform of PDP. He (Kwankwaso) is an ingrate, who enjoyed a lot of patronage including that of NDDC under the PDP platform.
“He should leave Saraki, Ekweremadu alone; in short it was his (Kwankwaso) ambition to become the President of the country that made him to leave PDP for APC and failed woefully to achieve that ambition.
“Now that he is eyeing to become president in 2019, he is ranting. He was in the hall on our inauguration even though he did not vote.
“If he is aggrieved, including those APC senators, they should know the proper thing to do. They should initiate impeachment proceeding and not on the pages of newspapers. Let me tell you we, the PDP senators, are waiting for them. They don’t have the number, they don’t have the capacity to impeach.
“It is quite unfortunate that he is speaking like that. I can recall that I was one of those that went to Kano to conduct the State executive election that brought him there.
He betrayed PDP because he wanted to be President and has no right to castigate PDP over the Ekweramdu’s seat,” he added.
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