Ike Ekweremadu (born 12 May 1962) is a Nigerian politician and lawyer from Enugu State who has served in the Senate of Nigeria since May 2003. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party, and was the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate for three consecutive (6th, 7th and 8th) senate. On 23 June 2022, Ekweremadu was charged alongside his wife in UK Magistrate’s Court with conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.
Early Life and Career
Ike Ekweremadu was born at Amachara Mpu in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, and is of Igbo origin. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from the University of Nigeria, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. He also holds Doctor of Philosophy degree in law from the University of Abuja, Nigeria.
He was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Aninri Local Government Council on the platform of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1997 and won the Best Council Chairman of the year, in 1997.
On 12 April 2003, he was elected to the Nigerian Senate. In September 2003, as Vice Chairman of the senate committee on Information, Chief Ekweremadu stated that the senate would make a serious investigation into allegations of bribery leveled by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister Mallam Nasir el-Rufai. Relations between Nasir El-Rufai and the senate continued to be hostile, and El-Rufai was eventually charged with corruption in 2008. In 2005, Ike Ekweremadu was beaten in the race for President of the Senate of Nigeria by Senator Kenechukwu Nnamani.
Ike Ekweremadu is married to his lovly wife, Nwanneka Ekweremadu. Together, they have four wonderful children (two boys and two girls).
Mrs. Nwanneka was born into the family of Mr. John and Mrs. Monica Okah.
she attended her primary Education at Iva Valley primary school, then proceeded to Idaw River Girls’ Secondary School, Awkunanaw both in Enugu State.
In order to be well-grounded academically, she proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, and University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she gains for herself a B.Sc, M.Sc and Doctorate degrees, respectively.
Her husband Ike is a politician, and a senator, who has served in the Senate of Nigeria since May 2003 till date.
Their marriage is blessed with children.
Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Nwanneka are blessed with four children whose names are Sylvia Ekweremadu (daughter), Sonia Ekweremadu (daughter) who is currently in the public eye for now. We currently can’t tell Ike’s other children’s names for now.
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