Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, lost the Deputy Senate Seat to the All Progressives Candidate, Ovie Omo Agege.
While Ekweremadu who represents Enugu West Senatorial District polled 37 votes, his opponent, Omo Agege, polled 68 votes to become the new Deputy Senate President.
Ekweremadu has accepted the will and the verdict of the result and congratulated Omo Agege, who represents Delta State at the National Assembly.
On how he felt about the outcome of the election, he said: “I think that God has just given me that opportunity to have a rest.”
He added: “For over 20 years I have been very busy with politics, with leadership, with governance. So I think this is an opportunity for me to have a rest and reflect on so many other things.”
The lawmaker said he hoped that the present Senate would “be able to wake up to the current challenges of insecurity, unemployment and issue of disunity, among others, which are staring the nation in the face”
“I think these are issues we have to work with the executive closely to address outside the party lines.”
He said, without tackling some of these fundamental issues, the country would not make any progress.