The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, yesterday condemned the ongoing trial of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of Senate Rules as a frame-up, stressing that it was a deliberate plot to tarnish his person.
Speaking when the BoT paid a solidarity visit to the PDP Senate Caucus at the National Assembly Complex, leader of the delegation and Chairman of the PDP BoT, Senator Walid Jibril, noted that the BoT as fathers and conscience of the party, could not sit and watch the framing-up of Ekweremadu on trumped-up charges of forgery, apparently for political reasons.
His words, “We are here to show solidarity and recognise the leadership of Senator Ekweremadu, especially when we hear stories of what is happening to him. We are here to give our total support to him over the recent framing of him in an alleged forgery case, because we cannot, as fathers and conscience of the party, sit down and just watch.
“He was elected Deputy President of Senate by 48 PDP senators with the support of APC Senators, which is a good ingredient of our democracy. No attempt should be made to rope him in. He should be left alone to continue the good service to the country.”
Speaking at the meeting, the Deputy President of the Senate expressed gratitude to the BoT members for its show of solidarity and support, which he said showed that it was not only the conscience of the PDP but also of the country as well.
He disclosed that a number of senators belonging to the All Progressives Congress, APC, were making enquiries towards joining the PDP on account of what he claimed as the reign of tyranny in the ruling party.