|Why I re-contested for deputy Senate president -Ekweremadu|
Ekweremadu said he had to take the bold step when it appeared the people of the zone were about to be sidelined.
Addressing a crowd of supporters that gathered at the Enugu International Airport to welcome him, Ekweremadu said the people of the South-east have no regrets voting for PDP in the last election.
He said given another opportunity, they would vote in the same manner.
"We have no regret, Igbos have no regret for the way they voted; if they have the opportunity tomorrow they will do it again. We are convinced we voted rightly, and because we believe we are part and parcel of this country, we believe what we got is within our rights. So we expect that APC should be able to accommodate the people of South-east as they form their government, because, don't forget that Buhari got about 15 million votes; we have more than 150 million Nigerians, so he is not the president of 15 million people; the rest of the people must be accommodated."
He urged follow senators and indeed all political office holders to settle down for business to deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians as days of politics were over.
Also speaking, Chairman of Awgu Council Area, Mathanus Nze who joined hands with his Aninri Local Government Area colleague described Ekweremadu as a good son of Enugu State who has made the people of the entire South-east proud.
He urged the deputy Senate president not to be distracted but remain focused and ensure that the PDP is refocused to reclaim it's mandate in future elections.
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