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Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by Limitednow: 5:30pm On Jun 11
Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy Senate President, has said his decision to contest again for the position at the formation of the 9th Senate is to protest against the invasion of the National Assembly last year.

Mr Ekweremadu who did not indicate interest to aspire for the position until few hours to the election of principal officers at the National Assembly was nominated by his colleagues at the red chamber.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker was however defeated by the preferred candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

Mr Omo-Agege was alleged to have led thugs to invade and cart away the symbolic power of the red chamber last year.

Despite being indicted by the Senate committee that investigated the incident, the APC lawmaker was not prosecuted.

Mr Ekweremadu presided over plenary when the thugs struck and took away the mace from the red chamber. The upper legislative chamber symbol of power was later found under a bridge in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Read More: https://politicstimesng.com/i-contested-to-protest-mace-theft-ekweremadu-says-after-losing-deputy-senate-presidency/

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by richmind2019(m): 5:35pm On Jun 11
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by sotall(m): 5:37pm On Jun 11
The invasion of the eight senate by thug Omo-agege is an APC script at removing Saraki that failed woefully.


Ever since that shame of invasion , no one has been arrested nor prosecuted by the corrupt APC govt of change.
Instead, the thug is being rewarded with DSP.


Shame to Nigeria. Very useless country

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by yerokunphilips: 5:37pm On Jun 11
Protest invasion of the house or protest the incoming harassment you think you will suffer if you are not holding any political post to protect yourself . I won't be shocked if this guy defect to APC as a way of escape of the impending EFCC trouble .

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by Chukwurah003: 5:37pm On Jun 11
Enjoy your defeat

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by Legendguru: 5:37pm On Jun 11
who cares

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by tobtap: 5:38pm On Jun 11
undecided undecided i prefer ekweremadu to that MAZE RUNNER called omo-agege

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by Lamasta(m): 5:38pm On Jun 11
There is time for everything cool
Make sure you contribute to the Senate proceedings and not just be an observing member o though I see You clinching the minority leader of the PDP

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by noblealuu: 5:38pm On Jun 11
Igbos should keep keeping on in the pursuit of self-fulfilment. Positions of political relevance does not necessarily translate into regional development.

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by dadavivo: 5:38pm On Jun 11
richmind2019:
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics

And here are the people who have been relevant in Nigeria politics.


And also I heard Katsina is now like Qatar since Buhari became president.

I went to kwara state last week, I couldn't believe my eyes. Ilorin is now like Dubai since Saraki became senate President

I was in Lagos last month, unbelievable!! NEPA doesn'tn take light again since Osibanjo became VP.


but he defeated all afonjas last 4 years to become DSP. Is not easy as a PDP to clinch that position.

Surprisingly afonjas you guys were quiet all along why the chest beating now?

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by celeiyke: 5:38pm On Jun 11
richmind2019:
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics

Tell ur region to contest for that position. slowpoke

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by festacman(m): 5:38pm On Jun 11
Serious candidates campaigned vigorously for 3 months, deploying resources and Senator Ike Ekweremmadu wanted to sneak in through the back door at eleventh hour. It was crass opportunistic move, which he will now live to regret as it has yanked off a generous chunk off his political value. The fact that he is struggling and sweating to explain away or excuse this political blunder says a lot about the damage he brought upon himself. Life goes on, anyway.

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by willyo(m): 5:38pm On Jun 11
It's a backroom arrangement by the presidency...

Nothing would had changed anything
Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by TGM2015: 5:38pm On Jun 11
Hmmm... Giving excuses for failure. If he was actually guilty and not a setup by Saraki and his gang, he would have been dealt with seriously.
There is possibility of taking or protecting the mace from being hijack to pave way to impeach Saraki and later seen an opportunity to use it against him.

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by Jsucre(m): 5:38pm On Jun 11
richmind2019:
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics
gbam

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by bobokeshington: 5:39pm On Jun 11
ROGUES

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by helinues: 5:39pm On Jun 11
Story story

Your region has been finally relegated in Nigeria Politics.

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by obojememe: 5:39pm On Jun 11
who d assembly help?

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by KINGwax007(m): 5:39pm On Jun 11
The reason u fought a lost battle is because it's in your blood.

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by warz(m): 5:39pm On Jun 11
grin

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by mirinda01(m): 5:40pm On Jun 11
I smell pride.
You think you can contest anytime and still win.
Now the top 5 position in the country and No igbo man represented.

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:40pm On Jun 11
Cries of a loser!! cheesy wink grin

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by kingzizzy: 5:40pm On Jun 11
richmind2019:
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics

No matter who is relevant or irrelevant in Nigerian politics, hunger is killing everyone

Na political relevancy we go chop?

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by Alwaystruth: 5:40pm On Jun 11
YOU ARE THE WORST IDIOT IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA AS A WHOLE.
WHAT POSITION HASN'T HIS REGION HELD IN NIGERIA AND IS HE NOT THE
IMMEDIATE PAST DP?. TOUTS LIKE YOU CELEBRATE OTHERS WHO NEVER KNEW
IF SCUMS LIKE YOU EVER EXISTED !!!

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by rusher14: 5:41pm On Jun 11
In case abi?

grin
Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by amaben2020(m): 5:41pm On Jun 11
richmind2019:
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics

You claim to have a Richmind but you possess a poor dying soul that craves attention, just get a job, I mean a good job to keep you busy and all these hatred would die off

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by ubimagos: 5:41pm On Jun 11
Last minute disgrace, why explain, I don't think, I care

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Re: Why I Contested Against Omo-agege At The Eleventh Hour - Ekweremadu by browseyd22(m): 5:41pm On Jun 11
richmind2019:
you cannot win because your region is not relevant in nigeria politics
E pain am say we win

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