Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, has invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe him, saying his hands are clean.
Last week, the EFCC asked Ekweramadu to report to its office to offer explanations on why his name featured prominently in a money laundering case currently being investigated by the commission.
However, speaking on Sunday evening when the Archbishop of Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, led a delegation of clergies of Enugu Diocese of the Church on a solidarity visit to his Enugu residence, Ekweremadu assured his supporters that invitation was part of the best efforts of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to remove him from office, which would eventually fail.
“My hands are clean,” a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja on Monday, quoted him as saying.
“But if the EFCC wants me to come and answer that, I am prepared to answer any call from anybody as a responsible citizen. Even at that, I will continue to advocate justice, rule of law, and equity.”
He said this wasn’t the first time a serious attempt would be made to oust him, but each of them failed.
“When people say they are not sure there is God, I say, ‘Come, let me tell you my story; when I finish my story, you will know whether there is God or not’ My story is one of those that establish actually that there is God. So, what you see now will also pass because there is no battle that God cannot fight for me,” he added.
“There have been several attempts to remove me as the Deputy President of the Senate, but, I am not worried because it is God that gives power and it is only Him that can take it.”
SOURCE :sahara reporters (news)