MORE CONDEMNATIONS TRAIL IPOB ATTACK ON EKWEREMADU
Condemnations have continued to trail the recent attack on the former Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, by some members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at an Igbo forum in Nuremberg, Germany.
The latest was from the Enugu West People’s Parliament, which described the attack as a show of shame and embarrassment to Igbos.
Briefing journalists in Enugu, the spokesperson of the group, Mr. Jonathan Ivoke, maintained that Senator Ekweremadu had done so much for his constituents, the Igbo, Nigeria and the West Africa Sub region and deserved respect from every true Igbo.
According to the group, Senator Ekweremadu’s contributions on the floor of the senate towards the South East Development Bill testified of his love for the Igbo, noting that he was instrumental alongside other Igbo Senators in ensuring the bail of IPOB Leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
They therefore called for thorough investigation, arrest and prosecution of all those who planned and carried out the attack and urged the Senator and other Igbo leaders not to be distracted by the IPOB threat in their efforts to serve the people.
Also, the leader of the Enugu West lawyers Association, Mr. Peter Ajah, has described the attack on Senator Ekweremadu as an irony of life, pointing out that the Senator had at countless times spoken against injustice being meted to Ndigbo.
Mr. Ajah, who is a former Senior Special Assist to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on transportation, observed that he had demonstrated quality representation by attracting numerous infrastructure, education and youth empowerment schemes to Enugu State and the South East.
The Chairman, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Enugu State Chapter, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, while lending his voice to the condemnation, urged the Federal Government to address the obvious marginalization of the Igbo to forestall recurrence of such act in the future.
In the mean time, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Chief Toby Okechukwu, has condemned the assault on the former Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu by the alleged Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nurnberg, Germany, describing it as a show of shame and ingratitude.
Chief Okechukwu, who accompanied Senator Ekweremadu to the event, said he was saddened that such magnitude of indiscretion was meted out to Chief Ekweremadu, who practically championed the cause of Ndigbo and also instrumental to securing the release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to Chief Okechukwu, the claim by IPOB that they attacked Ekweremadu for instigating Python Dance was false.
The lawmaker, who represents Aninri, Awgu and Oji River Federal Constituency, explained that Senator Ekweremadu was not only in Germany to attend cultural festival and convention but also to engage Ndigbo in Germany on developments back home.
He maintained that the untutored and disgraceful approach wass uncalled for .