By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU – THE Peoples Democratic Party PDP, South East zonal chapter has congratulated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on his recent appointment as a full visiting professor by the Southern University, Baton Rouge Louisiana, United States of America.
The party described the appointment as well deserved.
National Vice chairman of PDP in the zone, Chief Austin Umahi in a statement in Enugu, Tuesday, described the appointment as reward for excellence, hard work and deligience, virtues he said abound in Prof. Ekweremadu.
He described Ekweremadu as a consummate scholar, a perfect politician and a gentleman whose passion for the enthronement of rule
of law is total and expressed confidence that the lawmaker would excel in this new task.
Umahi described Ekweremadu as the holding force and engine of PDP revival in the zone and by extension the entire country and described his appointment as a clear manifestation of resilience and dedication to service which Ekweremadu has exhibited since his foray into partisan politics.
“On behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP South East zone, I wish to congratulate one of our queentesetial leaders in the zone and the nation at large , His Excellency, Senator Prof Ike
Ekweremadu on his appointment as a full visiting professor by the prestigious Southern University, Baton Rouge Louisiana, United States of America. Ike Ekweremadu has been a holding force in the nation’s legislature.
“His wealth of experience and human approach to national issues has been the binding force that has held the country together and earned Nigeria a great space among the commite of nations. No doubts, his foray into active partisan politics never retardedd his love for his profession as a lawyer, a teacher and a great academic guru. His appointment as a full professor has once again shown that Ndigbo and indeed PDP parade the best brains in all ramifications.
“No doubt, at the epicentre of our quest to reclaim power and reposition the economy of this country and restore her glory, lies Ike Ekweremadu, a solid rock, a dependable ally and a man that has absolute respect for the rule of law. He has demonstrated beyond political interests, ethnic and religious lines to show that democracy as the best form of government should be guarded with sincerity and dedication,”Umahi said.
He further disclosed that Senator Prof Ike Ekweremadu through his numerous educative and informative national and international journals has brought to the fore so many challenges facing the contemporary society especially in Africa and has proffered solution on how to tackle them.