Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, has condemned the attack on Se. Ike Ekweremadu, the former Deputy President of the Senate, by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany.
It described the assault on Senator Ekweremadu as a disgrace, calling on German authorities to ensure the perpetrators were brought to book.
A statement by Chief Nnia Nwodo, President General of Ohanaeze said: “The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is 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.”
Nwodo added, “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 son and leader, I call on the law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act. It is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful.”