Former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu has narrated how he was abducted 22 years ago and returned unharmed after spending several days in the kidnappers’ den.
Ekweremadu Recounts Kidnap Ordeal
The lawmaker spoke on Thursday during a thanksgiving service to mark his 60th birthday at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherded, Anglican Communion Enugu.
According to him, he was abducted in 2000 and spent days in the kidnapper’s den before his abductors gave him N1500 to transport himself back home.
Ekweremadu said “I had a covenant with God early in life. I asked God for his mercy and favour so I could lift others up. I prayed God to give me an opportunity to be able to transform the society and assured Him that if he did that for me, as a testimony and a constant reminder, I would build a church for Him.
“When His Lordship, the Bishop, spoke about some of my travails, he didn’t remember to say that I was kidnapped in the year 2000 at Onu Asata in Enugu metropolis and was taken to Anambra State. I went to one bush with the kidnappers and passed the night with them.
“The next day, I was taken to Benue State from there. We later returned to Nsukka and just by the single grace of God, they let me go and gave me N1,500 for my transport.
“Not many people can be that lucky. So, I thanked God and trust him. Today, by the grace of God, I am seeking the Office of the Governor of Enugu State. The idea is to create a completely new Enugu State where good governance will be showcased.
“We intend to deal with the issues of unemployment, which is affecting our society and creating the opportunity for crimes to thrive.”
The former deputy senate president added, “So, this 60th anniversary is 60 years of thanksgiving. It is about 60 years of grace and God’s favour.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Ike Ekweremadu had recently declared his interest to contest the Enugu governorship election in 2023, after spending more than 19 years in the Senate.