Saturday, August 17, 2019

Ekweremadu opens up on IPOB attack in Germany, says its collective shame - ITREALMS

The immediate deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu has described his attack by some suspected members of Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany as collective shame on Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.

Confirming his attack in Germany, Ekweremadu said  he attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg on Saturday, where he was billed to give a keynote address along with the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who, however could not make it eventually.

"I was given a resounding welcome by Ndigbo in Germany and everything went smoothly until some men, who identified themselves as IPOB members stormed the venue and began to complain about the killings in the South East, stressing that there would be no Igbo event at the venue.

"I tried to engage them, but when they became unruly, I had to leave the venue. The organisers also invited the police and I was accompanied out of the venue.

"Much as I am disappointed in their conduct, especially as I am one of the persons, who have spoken up on justice for Ndigbo, the Python Dance, judicial killings in Igbo land and elsewhere both on the floor of the Senate and in my written and personal engagements with the Presidency as well as rallied the South East Senate Caucus to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release with Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe taking him on bail to douse tension in the South East, I nevertheless do not hold this to heart against them, for they know not what they do," he said.

Further, he revealed receiving thousands of solidarity calls and messages from well meaning Ndigbo and Nigerians, assuring of his safety.

"I want to assure them that I am hale and hearty. I have also spoken with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar," he said.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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