Ekweremadu: Attackers insulted Igbo nation – Enugu Parliament


Enugu West People’s Parliament, Monday, condemned in strong terms the attack on former Deputy Senate President and Senator representing Enugu West, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany on Saturday.

It described the attack said to have been carried out by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as an attack on Ndigbo.

While addressing newsmen in Enugu, the Parliament, through its spokesperson, Jonathan Ivoke came hard on the attackers, describing them as ”miscreants masquerading themselves as those fighting for the Igbo agenda.”

The group urged Igbo leaders who are currently occupying various political and cultural offices not to be distracted by the threats in their passionate efforts to serve the Igbo nation.

It condemned what it described as a ”dastardly, cowardly and sacrilegious” attack on Ekweremadu by members of IPOB.

The group noted that Ekweremadu had done so much for his constituents, the Igbo nation, Nigeria and the entire West African sub region.

Maintaining that he was instrumental in ensuring the bail of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the group said that Ekweremadu also drew the attention of the President to the possibilities of the python Dance escalating to another civil war.

”Ekweremadu has urged the president to address the obvious marginalization of the Igbo and this shows the extent of love he has for his people. It therefore means that an assault on him is assault to the entire Igbo nation,” it said.

The group called for immediate and thorough investigation, arrest and prosecution of all those who planned and carried out the attack on the Senator.

”Other Igbo in diaspora must take note of the threats of these miscreants masquerading as those fighting for the Igbo agenda and ensure that adequate security is provided in all genuine Igbo activities abroad,” the group said.


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