Attack On Sen Ike Ekweremadu in Germany Unacceptable – Ohanaeze Ndigbo Ohanaeze Ndigbo United Kingdom has described on attack on the former Deputy Senate and current serving senator ,Ike Ekweremadu as shocking , sordid , unfortunate, disgraceful and most barbaric
The videos of attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu which occurred in far away Germany hit the social media since yesterday.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo United Kingdom in a statement signed its President,Dr Nnanna Igwe, said it was very disappointing that IPOB has claimed responsibility of the attack.
“This act is totally and wholesomely condemnable and has no place in a democratic and civilised society. Senator Ekweremadu has been a a responsible leader and strong voice for Ndigbo in Nigeria. He helped negotiate the bail of Nnamdi Kalu and secured his freedom.
The Cultural Festival in Germany by Ndigbo was an opportunity to showcase Igbo greatness via our noble culture and tradition worthy of emulation. The disruption of the cultural fiesta, the altercation and associated pandemonium are taboo to Ndigbo and represented Ndigbo in bad light and damaging blow to Igbo image across the world. This uncivilised action portrayed us as miscreants, barbaric and violent people.
This approach in resolving disputes or differences must be condemned in its entirety and clearly unacceptable. The further threat on Igbo Leaders by IPOB is unacceptable and be abandoned forthwith.
At this time in Igbo history we face unusual collective challenges as a race and as a people. We need peace and unity to move forward.” the statement said.
Ohanaeze UK President enjoined Ndigbo globally to embrace peace, unity, love, dialogue , diplomacy and respect for one another. He said Ndigbo will triumph overwhelmingly with unity of purpose.
Ohanaeze urged concerned authority to bring the perpetrators of the attack to book in other to serve as deterrent.