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Deputy Senate President: Defeated Ekweremadu Congratulates Victorious Omo-Agege

Ike Ekweremadu and Ovie Omo-Agege

Immediate past Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu may have been defeated by Ovie Omo-Agege, but in the true spirit of sportsmanship, he has just congratulated the victor.

Below, and unedited, is how he did it:

I was inaugurated today as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the fifth consecutive time.

I congratulate the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan and my successor as Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on their elections.

I also felicitate with Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and Rt. Hon. Idris Wase on their elections as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.

I salute my Distinguished colleagues and Members of the House of Representatives on their inauguration.

I specially appreciate my colleagues, who supported me as I vied for the office again to preserve the hallowedness and honour of the Senate and uphold equity as a priceless ingredient for building a Nigeria of our dreams. I salute Senator Rose Oko and Senator Chuka Utazi, who nominated me.

I have made my point and my colleagues have made their choice. This is democracy. It is now for us all to join hands across all divides to work for the success of the Ninth Senate and National Assembly as well as the peace and prosperity of our nation.

I am deeply indebted in gratitude to the good people of Enugu West Senatorial District and well-meaning Nigerians, whose support and prayers have seen me this far. They can rest, assured that I will continue to give them quality representation.

Of course, I appreciate former presiding officers of the National Assembly and serving and former Governors, who graced the inauguration of the 9th Senate.

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