Ekweremadu gets int’l appointment
By Steve Oko
Despite attempts to whittle down his rising political influence in Nigeria, the immediate-past Deputy Senate President and Senator representing Enugu West senatorial district, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Greater Awgu-born political enigma has continued to soar internationally.
This is as the International Parliamentary Congress, IPC, appointed him as its Chief Coordinator for Africa.
The appointment was conveyed to Ekweremadu in a letter by the Secretary General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif, in a letter dated October 26, 2020.
“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.
“IPC endeavours to promote parliamentary dialogue and oversight of Climate Change and Food Security; Human Rights; Peace, Security, Conflict Resolution and Interfaith Harmony; Trade, Investment and Development Corporation; Health Research; Standardisation, Quality Control, Human Development; and Observation of Elections across the world.Aa
“To support IPC in achieving the noble cause, your influence, experience and goodwill shall help cover the whole of African region, enabling the IPC to directly partake in projects for general welfare of African nations and to uphold democracy”, the letter read.
Meanwhile, Ekweremadu, who is also Nigeria’s sole member of the Malta-based International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, the legislative arm of the by the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, has accepted the appointment.
The former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, while pledging to work for the realisation of the laudable ideals and objectives of the IPC, was optimistic that the world would benefit immensely from the rising influence of parliaments in global affairs.
“I, therefore, accept the appointment with utmost sense of humility and appreciation, mindful of the fact that injustice, repression, poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, and weakening of democracy and its values in any part of the world equally holds severe consequences for the rest of the globe, hence we must all come together to work for the good of all”, he added.
Senator Ekweremadu who was the choice of many for the position of the DSP in 2019 lost the strategic position which he had held for 12 years because of APC’s dirty party politics.
But despite losing out to a former mace St**ler, Ekweremadu has continued to command respect and influence in the political space particularly in Enugu State where he is expected to emerge as the Governor come 2023.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.