The president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo has described the attack by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president as “disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity.”
Nwodo said the Saturday attack on Ekweremadu during the second annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany is “damaging to our cause”.
Ekweremadu was supposed to deliver a keynote address at the event but was denied entry by his assailants.
In a statement, Nwodo said, “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.
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“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.”
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