The embattled Deputy Senate President has stated that his only offence was his emergence as the Deputy Senate President against the wishes of certain people.
Ekweremadu, who according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, spoke when members of Enugu State Economic Advisory Committee paid him a solidarity visit at his residence in Enugu, maintained his innocence over the charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Rules brought against him by the federal government.
The statement read: “Let me start by saying that I reinstate my innocence; that I committed no offence or forged any documents; and none of the accused persons to the best of my knowledge committed any offence, let alone forging any document. Let me also say that no senator accused me, President of the Senate or the other people of committing any offence.”
“Again, as a lawyer, I know what is called Proof of Evidence that is the statement of witnesses who are going to confront you with the offence for which you are being charged.
“I was served, and I have read this document (court process) from the first page to the last page; no witness said any of us committed any offence.
“Our only offence is that Senator Bukola Saraki and myself emerged as President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate. Some people found it unacceptable, and that is why we are being charged, not that we committed any offence,” he added.