Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, on Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians and the International community that all democratic steps were being taken to preserve the nation’s democracy and protect the independence of the legislature.
A statement signed by Mr Uche Anichukwu, his Special Adviser, Media, stated that Ekweremadu gave the assurance following numerous calls and messages he received from elder statesmen, governors, and lawmakers across party lines over the threat to his freedom.
It said: “Nigerians have continued to express utter dismay and concern over the unfolding drama in which his life and liberty are being threatened by desperate politicians.
“The Deputy President of the Senate further assured Nigerians that necessary steps were being taken by security agencies to beef up security around him.’’
The statement further commended the security agencies for the professional manner they were handling the situation and also commended youths across the country for volunteering to provide additional security around him.
It said Ekweremadu vowed that no amount of intimidation or harassment would deter him from carrying out his constitutionally prescribed duties which the PDP and APC Senators willingly elected him to perform.