Senator Ike Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West Constituency at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, on Friday, kept sealed lips over his political future ahead of the 2023 elections.
Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President, was asked about his political future during ‘Political Voices’ a programme of Dream FM Enugu, but he gave no direct answer.
The Senator, who also maintained that his relationship with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State remained cordial, said, “The Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is not just a friend, he is my brother. He is my ally and also my partner. I have known him for many years.”
On his ambition, Ekweremadu, who had ruled out a return to the National Assembly beyond 2023, had this to say: “Only God can answer that question, not me. And I believe it is too early for me or anybody to begin to cause confusion, to distract the governor or the president by talking about what he or she aspires to be in 2023.
“I think everybody should concentrate to ensure that there is good governance, to ensure that campaign promises are delivered; ensure that issues of security are addressed and provide jobs for the people. I think that should be a worry to everybody and not who succeeds who.
When prodded further by one of the programme presenters thus: ‘Are you telling us that you are still going to be at the forefront of politics beyond the National Assembly by 2023?’, the Senator still responded “It is only God that can answer that.”