Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has released a statement concerning his summon by the police IG, Solomon Arase over the current development linking him with the alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate Standing Order.
Ekweremadu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja, assured
Nigerians that he would not allow himself to be intimidated by the unfortunate issue.
“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.”