By Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”DEPUTY Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, descended heavily on some individuals, who recently accused him of nursing gubernatorial ambition, describing them as â€˜political jobbersâ€™ seeking to derail the peace in the state.
Ekweremadu denied discussing the issue with anybody, either in the state or outside, saying that he never contemplated venturing into the governorship race and wondered why some people have continued to peddle such smearing campaign.
He said that he has not constituted a campaign machinery for the purpose, as according to him â€œincumbent Governor Sullivan Chimeâ€™s shoes were too big for mine to fit in at this timeâ€.
He said, â€œlet me state clearly that Ike Ekweremadu, which is myself is not running for governorship of Enugu State in 2011.Â I have not asked anybody to campaign for me, I have not told anybody that I am running, I have not said that I am running and I am not running.
Secondly, some people are not interested in the peace we have had in the past two years since Governor Chime came and they believe that they can only benefit in the atmosphere of discord and unnecessary rivalry between myself and the Governor and that is why they have embarked on this campaign, believing that with such quarrel, money will be spent.
There are some people that believe that they have to destroy others for them to grow.