…Holds marathon meeting with Uzodimma, Adamu at APC secretariat
Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been holding meeting Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, with whom he met with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu on the possibility of defecting to the ruling party.
The duo held a closed-door meeting on Monday for three hours with Adamu at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
Although Uzodimma disclosed after the marathon meeting ended that he came to see his ‘friend’ for a tete-a-tete, many believed the meeting was to probably make a case for the embattled former deputy speaker.
The development was coming hours after Enugu State Chairman of the APC, Ugochukwu Agballah, rejected pleas by Ekweremadu to pick the governorship ticket of the party.
Agballah had described the lawmaker’s demand as “evil and repugnant.”
The APC chairman further warned that the party would not give Ekweremadu the governorship ticket because he was not from Enugu East District, where the party had zoned its governorship ticket.
Recall that Ekweremadu withdrew from the Enugu State governorship race last week on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ekweremadu, who is currently representing Enugu West Senatorial District at the Senate, was a foremost governorship aspirant in the state before announcing his withdrawal.