9th Assembly: We will do everything to protect the Constitution – Ekweremadu
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has assured Nigerians that the 9th Assembly will rise above narrow politics to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu on Friday, Senator Ekweremadu noted that though Senator and Members elect were elected to the Senate on different political platforms, they will work together to put an end to poverty and hunger in the Country.
Ekweremadu urges honourable members-elect to rise above narrow politics and put the interest of Nigeria first.
The Statement reads:
“After elections, comes the onerous business of governance and I am greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm and determination of distinguished senators and honourable members-elect to rise above narrow politics.
“It gladdens the heart that members-elect are aware that once sworn-in as distinguished senators and honourable members, we are bound by our oath of office and rules, to always act in the overall interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being, and prosperity of Nigeria.
“We are bound by these instruments to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We may all have come in different vehicles as represented by our various political parties, but poverty and hunger faced by the masses of Nigeria have no political party,we may profess different religions but the insecurity taking a toll on our people has no religion
“Therefore, it is imperative and we are indeed inclined to work as a team for the peace, justice, equity, and national prosperity, irrespective of political leanings and diversities.
“Ours is a call to service, a call to deliver democracy dividends, a call to meet the expectations of our people, and a call to ensure that the government of Nigeria works for the people and I have no doubt that we will deliver on our mandates”