Ekweremadu Reacts To ”Military Takeover” Speech


The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the statement credited to him insinuating possibility of a military take over in the country.

Ekweremadu, speaking over the weekend at the Diepreye Alaimeyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Onopa, during a dinner hosted by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, said his comments on the floor of the Senate were misconstrued.

“Of course, some people took it out of context and said I was calling for a military coup.

“I never called for a military coup. I never said the military was planning any coup.

“If you read some parts of the military statement, they admitted that my statement and contributions were only cautionary and that we were sincere, but, they went as far as saying the international community should ignore me.”

Meanwhile, reactions have continued trailed the deputy President’s statement.

The Nigerian army said the statement by Ekweremadu was derogatory to the Army and by extension to the Armed Forces of Nigeria.



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