Group calls for prosecution of Ekweremadu’s attackers

A social cultural organisation of Igbo extraction based in Maiduguri, Enugu West Senatorial Association (EWSA) has condemned the recent attack on its patron, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, by irate members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The Group also called for prosecution of the attackers to serve as deterrent on any perceived further assault on personalities or individuals by the outlawed group anywhere in the world.

In a communique signed and issued by  EWSA after its extra ordinary meeting , which was made available to newsmen by Comrade Joseph Ofoma, the secretary of the association Sunday, in Maiduguri, the group called on the members of IPOB to tender an unreserved apology for the global embarrassment the incident caused Ekweremadu and the entire country.

Ofoma pointed out that the unfortunate and embarrassing attack on a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in faraway Germany by members of the proscribed IPOB depicts irresponsible means the group is adopting to vent their grievance.

Comrade Ofoma said: “Information at our disposal reveals that distinguished Sen. Ekweremadu had honoured the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg on Saturday only to get attacked by some unpatriotic Nigerians residing in Germany.

“ While the assault is to us a global embarrassment, It is however on record and worthy of note that Sen. Ekweremadu remains a leading figure among a few other Igbo senators who have consistently spoken against the unfortunate killings and kidnappings in Nigeria as a whole.”

Continuing the group said: “We call on all Igbos both at home and in the Diaspora to remain peaceful, hardworking, united and loving , as this remains the core values of the Igbos, in our quest for a united and peaceful Nigeria,’’ Ofoma added.

Ekweremadu was physically attacked by the IPOB members who accused him of not partnering them in their crusade of secession.

They also accused the senator of alleged conspiracy in the events that led to the proscription of the group by the Federal Government in September 2017 through the Federal High Court, Abuja. END

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