Anglican cleric accuses Malami of divisive tendency
Taclkes imo governor over remarks on Ekweremadu
The Archbishop of Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has accused the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, of fueling disharmony between the Presidency and the National Assembly.
Speaking when protesting members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) visited him yesterday in Enugu, Chukwuma also reprimanded Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State for allegedly pursuing an anti-Igbo agenda.
Addressing the placard-carrying students who were objecting to the purported plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to unseat Ike Ekweremadu, the cleric said: “Ekweremadu’s election as Deputy Senate President was absolutely constitutional. He was elected by the entire Senate made up of members of different political parties.
“So, if the Senate does not complain, I don’t know why the Attorney General should be behind this course. I am calling for his resignation because he is the cause of all these problems. His continuous stay in office is a threat to democracy.”
Chukwuma continued: “Any attempt to ridicule or rubbish Ekweremadu will not be acceptable. It will be totally resisted. The principle of separation of powers should be allowed to drive the process of governance.”
On Okorocha, the cleric urged the governor to apologise to Ekweremadu over certain comments credited to him recently about the office he holds.
“The mere fact that somebody has won an election in Imo State under the APC should not materialise to threat on the position and office of Ekweremadu. The person who is going to the Senate under the APC is coming just for the first term. Whether you like it or not, he must come and pay homage to Ekweremadu.
“How can you as a governor who is just sponsoring one person, for the first time, be threatening that you will remove Ekweremadu? It is not possible.
“If he does not apologise, we are ready to disown him because he is not on the same page with us as an Igbo man. If he was sent by agents from outside, they have failed,” he stated.