Ike Ekweremadu 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 senate.
Born: 12 May 1962 (age 60 years), Aninri
Office: Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria since 2003
Previous office: Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate (2007–2019)
Education: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Wife: Nwanneka Ekweremadu
Books: Who Will Love My Country: Ideas for Building Nigeria of Our Dream
Children: Sylvia Ekweremadu
He graduated from the University of Nigeria with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in law, and he was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. In addition, he has a law doctorate from the University of Abuja in Nigeria.
IKE EKWEREMADU WIFE
He is married to Nwanneka Ekweremadu and together they have four children, two sons and two daughter.
On 12 April 2003, he was elected to the Nigerian Senate. Ekweremadu was returned in the 29 April 2007 Nigerian National Assembly election, and elected to the position of deputy senate president. In September 2009, Ekweremadu was named co-chairman of a committee to conduct the primary elections for the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for Anambra State. Ekweremadu was reelected as Senator for Enugu West in the April 2011 elections, receiving 112,806 votes. On 23 February 2019, Ekweremadu was re-elected as senator representing the Enugu West senatorial district for the Fifth Consecutive time having polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 15,187 votes. On 11 June 2019, Ekweremadu lost his bid to become Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian 9th Senate. Ekweremadu contested against Ovie Omo-Agege who scored 68 votes to emerge Winner. Net Worth He has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he has earned as a politician.
Ike Ekweremadu was arrested by London police and charged the couple with conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child brought to London by them.
According to the prosecutors, the couple has a daughter who has a kidney-related disease and has been on dialysis for quite some time. They added that they believe the plan was to use an organ from the boy on their daughter who appears to need a kidney transplant.