Update: Gov Okorocha names APC Senator who will take over from Ekweremadu as DSP

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, said Ike Ekweremadu should be warming up to lose his seat as the Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian senate in an APC-led federal government.

Okorocha said an APC candidate, Benjamine Uwajumogu, who contested in the last Saturday re-run senatorial election in Imo State would displace Ekweremadu as soon as he joins the Senate.
He said, “The position of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President is at the moment under heavy threat because in no distant time the APC senator in-waiting from Imo State, Benjamine Uwajumogu, will take over the seat on the grounds that it is an aberration that a PDP senator from the South-East is deputy to an APC Senate President because, before now, APC could not produce a senator from the South-East zone.
“Senator Ekweremadu had known that such a development was not only feasible but inevitable and that was why he fully funded the candidate of the PDP in the re-run senatorial poll in Okigwe zone and also relocated to the state three days to the election date.” 
Okorocha described the victory of the APC in the re-run poll for Okigwe senatorial zone as a victory for the whole of South-East APC in particular and the people of the geo-political zone in general.