Ike Ekweremadu

Dr. Ike Ekweremadu is a constitutional lawyer. He served as the Deputy President of the Senate of the Federal Government of Nigeria and former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament.

Ekweremadu chaired the first successful amendment of the 1999 Nigeria Constitution in 2010, a position he held for the third consecutive terms.

An astute politician and Congressional Leader, he received a top civilian national honors award from the government of his native country – Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) in recognition of his outstanding public service to Nigeria.

Dr. Ike Ekweremadu was the featured speaker at the 10th anniversary lecture of New York-based Center for Media & Peace Initiatives (CMPI) in October 2017. He spoke on Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Leadership in Africa: An Evaluation of Tested Models” – a response to Africa’s endemic leadership challenges caused by the continent’s struggles to enthrone unique democratic African solutions to Africa’s challenges.