The South-East Senate Caucus Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has revealed that he has been approached to replace the Deputy President of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu.
There have been moves by the All Progressives Congress to replace Ekweremadu and the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
While Saraki has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, the issue with Ekweremadu, according to the APC, is that with the party having the majority in the Senate, it should also produce the Deputy President of the Senate.
But Abaribe, who spoke at a forum where the South East Governors faulted the implementation of projects in their zone by the Federal Government, said he turned down the officer because that was not why he and other senators of the zone were in the National Assembly.
He said: “Our major challenge in the National Assembly is the fight with the Executive arm on zonal intervention projects.”