Then President Obasanjo sent his list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. Senator Evans Enwerem was Senate President then.
The nominee from Abia State was Chief Ojo Maduekwe.
The three senators from Abia State then were:
1. Senator Ike NWACHUKWU – Abia North
2.Senator Dr. Bob John NWANNUNU – Abia Central
3.Senator Adolphus WABARA – Abia South.
The day Chief Ojo Maduekwe appeared at the Senate for screening, something interesting happened.
After his introduction and initial remarks, Senator Ike Nwachukwu spoke in support of his nomination, followed by Senator Adolphus Wabara.
After that, Senator Bob Nwannunu wanted to speak and the Senate President interjected and said:
“Since we have heard from NWACHUKWU, the son of God and we have heard from NWAGBARA, the son of Satan, I don’t think that NWANNUNU, the son of bird will have a different view”.
The entire Senators burst into laughter and Chief Ojo Maduekwe was asked to take a bow and leave.