Ekweremadu attacks the emergence of mace-snatching Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President

The former Deputy Senate president of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu, has kicked against the emergence of Ovie Omo-Agege, an alleged thug who once stole the mace the house as his successor.

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The former Deputy Senate president of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu, has kicked against the emergence of Ovie Omo-Agege, an alleged thug who once stole the mace the house as his successor.

Ekweremadu, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who represents Enugu West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said it is “embarrassing” for the Senate to have elected Omo-Agege, who “led” thugs to steal the mace.

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Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, he insisted that his decision to re-contest the seat was not to win or lose, but to make a statement.

Ekweremadu polled 37 votes to Omo-Agege’s 68 votes.

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“I believe there must be a referendum,” Ekweremadu said.

Omo-Agege allegedly led thugs to invade the Senate chamber in April 2018 and forcefully removed the mace.

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A National Assembly joint ad hoc committee in July 2018, recommended the suspension Omo-Agege for 180 legislative days, over the theft of the Senate mace.

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