From Maurice Okafor, Enugu.
A socio-political pressure group from Enugu West senatorial district which Senator Ike Ekweremadu, represents in the National Assembly known as ‘Enugu West Peoples’ Parliament has described the assault on Senator Ikeh Ekweremadu, at Nuremburg Germany by members of Indigenous People of Biafra[IPOB], as very unwarranted and called on the Federal ministry of Justice, the Nigerian embassy in Germany and the Nigerian Diaspora Commission to conduct a thorough investigation into the ugly incident and ensure those behind it are prosecuted.
The group made the demand Monday at a press conference held in Enugu during which they also tasked the organizers of the ‘New yam festival’ at Nuremberg,Germany to explain why they failed to provide security for Senator Ekweremadu,whom they officially invited to grace the occasion.
A press statement jointly signed by the National Secretary of the organisation,Hon Cletus Akalusi, National Publicity secretary Dr Godwin Udeuhele and National organising Secretary, Ozo Okey Ozoani stating their demands read,
“Thorough investigation, arrest and prosecution of all those who planned and carried out the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu on August 17, 2019.
“An explanation by the organizers of the ‘Iriji’ celebration at Nuremberg on why they failed to provide security for Ekweremadu,who in his usual act of patriotism honoured their invitation’
“We urge the federal ministry of Justice, the Nigerian embassy in Germany and the Nigerian Diaspora Commision to rise to the occasion to ensure that the culprits are brought to book”.
“Enugu West Peoples’ Parliament advised all current Igbo leaders holding any political or cultural position for the Igbo nation not to be distracted with the IPOB threats, but to continue serving diligently in their respective positions”.
They described Senator Ike Ekweremadu as a through son of Igbo land who have served Enugu West senatorial district,Enugu state,Nigeria and the West African region passionately in his position as a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria and a former speaker of ECOWAS parliament.
“His Non Governmental organization the Ikeoha foundation, has provided scholarship and bursary awards to over 6,000 indigent students, assisted adult learners on how to read and write,provided assistance to women and youths in so many ways too many to mention”.