Sunday August 25, 2019 11:21 AM

A ‘thug’ who stole mace shouldn’t be the Deputy Senate President- Ekweremadu

Immediate past Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has criticized the emergence of Ovie Omo-Agege as his successor.

Ekweremadu, People Democratic Party (PDP) Senator said it is embarrassing for the Senate to have elected Omo-Agege, who allegedly led thugs to steal the mace of the assembly where he belongs.

Making this known to journalists on Tuesday, he stated that his decision to re-contest the seat was not just about winning, but to make a statement.

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

It will be recalled that last year, Omo-Agege allegedly led thugs to invade the Senate chamber in April 2018 and forcefully removed the mace. Since then, Omo-Agege has not been arrested or prosecuted.

A committee recommended his suspension for 180 legislative days, over the act.

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