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Do Not Humiliate Ike Ekweremadu – Ohanaeze Warns Buhari, EFCC

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The Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that it will not sit idle and watch the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu being humiliated.

Ohanaeze gave the warning while reacting to a recent alarm raised by Ekweremadu, where he alleged that the EFCC was planning to rope him into a financial mess.

The anti-graft agency, has since denied the allegation by the Deputy Senate President.

However, Chairman of the Enugu State Chapter of the organisation, Alex Ogbonnia, said the group had reasons to believe that such plot was feasible going by the sequence of events that have taken place since 2015.

According to Ogbonnia, “The denial by the EFCC notwithstanding, we wish to warn, in the strongest terms possible, that the Enugu state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo will not sit idly by and watch our son being maligned; oppressed or ridiculed by the Presidency or the EFCC.

“We are not unmindful of the fact that this plot gained currency with Senator Ekweremadu’s role in perfecting the bail conditions of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who was granted bail recently with stringent conditions.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Ekweremadu did what he was supposed to do in the circumstance as a firm believer in the rule of law and justice.”

Ogbonnia claimed that the Presidency has made several attempts to remove Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President since his emergence in the 8th Senate.

“Though this matter was officially reported to the security agencies as well as the Presidency, the matter was swept under the carpet. Till date, neither has any arrest been made in connection with the assassination attempt nor any official statement been issued by the government.

“It is in view of the foregoing events that we take seriously the recent revelation by an impeccable source on this grand plot by the presidency and the EFCC to plant exhibits in the residence of the
revered Senator with intent of framing him up and bringing him to national and international disrepute,” Ogbonnia added.


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