Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Saturday said the defection of Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and scores of federal legislators few days ago is the tip of the iceberg of the better days to come for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, across the country.
He also said that by the recent development, PDP is the fastest growing political party in Africa.
Ekweremadu, in a statement issued in Enugu, his home state, said, “What the nation witnessed in the last few days, being the defection of scores of federal lawmakers and the return of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the PDP was “a tip of the iceberg”.
He added, “Spirits have been high within the PDP family and Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, for sometime now, especially following the joining and rejoining of the PDP and the coalition by scores of National and State Assembly Members as well as the Governor of Benue State.
“We are happy for this. But I have good news for you. Nigerians have only witnessed a tip of the iceberg. More are on their way because it is no longer about anybody’s individual political ambition. It is now a movement to rescue Nigeria. So, we are not only the biggest political party, we are also the fastest growing political party in Africa today.
“I want to assure you that so many respected Nigerians have also keyed into this movement to rescue Nigeria because the world is now very worried for our nation.
“So, in a matter of months, Nigerians will go to the polls to enthrone a new order of peace, unity, security, and respect for the rule of law.”
Ekweremadu spoke after the inauguration of the Agwu Local Government chapter of the Gburugburu Movement, which champions the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
He also assured the Governor of Enugu State of the total support of the entire Enugu West Senatorial District, adding that not only would nobody from the district contest against the Governor, but the people of the zone would obtain the party’s nomination form for the Governor at the right time.
“Not long ago, the entire Enugu West Senatorial District gathered here to endorse Governor Ugwuanyi for a second term. So, we can only say that we remain committed to that decision. He has done very well and deserves a second, straight term in office,” the Deputy Senate President affirmed.