Consult Ekwueme’s Intellectual Contributions For National Discourse – Umeh Tells FG
By Nedum Noble
The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Chief Victor Umeh, has called on the federal government to consult the numerous intellectual contributions of late Vice President, Alex Ekwueme towards national discourse as a way of immortalizing him.
He said the greatest legacy the country would leave for Ekwueme was to go to his intellectual contributions towards national discourse.
Speaking to newsmen in Awka, the lawmaker said Ekwueme desired a Nigeria that every Nigerian would love, adding that his contributions towards nation’s development and politics were enormous.
“The greatest thing Nigeria can do for Ekwueme is to go to his intellectual contributions towards national discourse.
“He belonged to everybody and desired a Nigeria where citizens have equal rights; where citizens of Nigeria can aspire to become president, irrespective of the geopolitical zone or tribe he or she comes from because of his personal experience,” he said.
Umeh noted that the late octogenarian devoted much of his time to researching on power sharing, which informed his proposed six geopolitical zones and rotational presidency between the North and South.
Reacting on the controversial circumstances surrounding his emergence to the red chambers of the National Assembly, Umeh described as regrettable the three years legal battle towards sorting out the representation of the Anambra Central seat.
“The regret in it is that the matters that caused the delay were frivolous suits which the courts dabbled into, and delivered wrong judgments that made the struggle protracted,” he said.
He canvassed for the reformation of the judiciary, expressing optimism that such step would ensure that judges who willfully deliver wrong judgments on matters that come before them were duly punished.
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