Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has asked his constituents and supporters not to lose sleep over the Motion Ex-parte for assets forfeiture filed against him by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.
Ekweremadu vowed that he could neither be intimidated nor silenced.
A statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, said Ekweremadu spoke when the people of Mgbidi paid him a solidarity visit over his latest travails.
According to him, Ekweremadu told his Awgu constituents, led by the monarch, Igwe Pius Uzochukwu, that the latest allegations would fail like the previous ones as they were not founded on truth.
The statement reads: “I thank you for the show of solidarity. I have been inundated with calls, messages, and visits by concerned constituents and well-wishers within and outside the country. But, there is really nothing to worry about because the entire thing is a well-oiled propaganda on lies and doctored will that include fictitious properties, just to cow me.
“It is also about 2019 politics. However, I will not be cowed or relent in my efforts to serve you and the country. So, please sleep with your two eyes closed. Tell others too that there is nothing to worry about.
“I am also happy that more people, courageous and well-meaning men and women are speaking up on the state of the nation. Rest assured that I will not refrain from speaking up in defence of democracy.
“As I said a few weeks back, it is not about us who are privileged, but about the country and future generations. So, I can’t afford to be intimidated or distracted. Like the previous attempts to silence me, this one too shall fail.”