Nicholas Debe, Enugu
The Pan Igbo group, Ohanaeze NdiIgbo has lent its voice to the condemnation of the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany.
Ekweremadu was attacked by members of IPOB at a new yam celebration event in Nuremberg as seen in an amateur video that went viral.
In a press statement put forward by the group, its President, John Nwodo, said that Ohanaeze as a group is disappointed in the attack on a prominent Igbo leader of Ekweremadu’a stature.
The statement described the attack as disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity
“This violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of IPOB or IPOB instigated miscreants is damaging to our cause. It strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists and weaken our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights”.
” Ekweremadu negotiated the sureties and securities for Nnamdi Kanu’s release on bail. He does not deserve this picketing and disgrace . A disgrace to him is a disgrace to Igbo race
”Whilst I condemn the attack on our revered so and leader, I call on law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act,it is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful.”