By Emmanuel Oloniruha
The two factions of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have congratulated Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, on his 55th birth anniversary.
In separate messages, National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, on Friday in Abuja, felicitated with Ekweremadu.
Makarfi, in a statement by the committee’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, commended Ekweremadu for his “outstanding contributions to the development of the legislature and the country”.
He described him as a “fighter for good causes”.
“We are indeed proud of his achievements as one of the pillars of the PDP, working with all the stakeholders to revive, rejuvenate and move the party to greater heights.
“We believe in his leadership qualities and urge him to continue with his services to humanity,” Makarfi added, and wished Ekweremadu good health, long life and more years of fruitful service to Nigeria.
Similarly, in a statement by Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Sheriff said Ekweremadu was a true democrat and a man of honour.
Sheriff said that the PDP was very proud of the way Ekweremadu had carried himself in the Senate.
“He brought a wealth of experience into the 8th Assembly.
“He is a stabilizing force in the Senate, who has helped to streamline difficult issues in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.”(NAN)