As such, the lawmaker said that he would no longer seek re-election to the red chamber.
Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West in the senate announced this on Sunday in Enugu during his 57th birthday celebration.
The senator who is completing his fourth tenure in the NASS was reelected for a fifth term during the just concluded general elections.
The lawmaker said it was time to quit the legislature, adding that his remaining time in the national assembly would afford him time to complete ongoing projects in his constituency.
He said that a new breed politician with shared visions would take over from him at the expiration of the fifth term.
Ekweremadu said that his 16-year sojourn in the NASS had been immensely beneficial to his constituents as it had been a harvest of projects.
Ekweremadu, who traced his political evolution from his time as president general of his town union, said that his political career had not always been smooth.
He said that his life had been a product of divine grace having passed through political persecution and vicissitude of life.
“I have been scorched and bruised and, in all of these, God protected me. This will be my last time as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma described the lawmaker as a perfect gentleman.
Chukwuma said that Ekweremadu had provided leadership at all levels of his political life.
NAN further reports that the occasion also marked the 25th wedding anniversary of the lawmaker with his wife, Mrs. Nwanneka Ekweremadu. (NAN)