Basking in the euphoria of his recent victory at the National Assembly election, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday reaffirmed that the decision of the people of the South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election was a good decision and they have no regret about it.
He said that given another opportunity, the people will vote in the same manner.
Speaking on arrival at Akanu Ibiam international Airport Enugu, where a mammoth crowd of supporters and political allies gathered to receive him, Ekweremadu stated that he decided to take another shot at the position of Deputy Senate presidency when it appeared the people of the zone were about to be sidelined in the scheme of things in the new dispensation.
The Deputy Senate President who is also the Speaker of ECOWAS parliament, urged fellow senators and indeed all political office holders to settle down for business to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians as the days of politics were over.
He advised the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari under the All Progressives Congress (APC) to try to accommodate all Nigerians irrespective of party and ethnic inclination.
“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 right. So we expect that APC should be able to accommodate the people of South-South 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.
“In fact, that was why when we saw that it appears that South East and South South were being marginalised in the scheme of things, we decided to take a shot so that our people will be part and parcel of government so that every part of Nigeria will have a sense of belonging.”
Source: This Day.