OrderPaperToday – Immediate past Senate President and incumbent Senator, Ike Ekweremadu, has confirmed an attack on him by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in Nuremberg, Germany.
Ekweremadu made this confirmation in a statement released by his Media Aide, Uche Anichikwu on Saturday.
In his narration, he was in Europe to attend the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg and was billed to give a keynote address along with the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who was absent.
According to the Senator, he was initially given a “resounding welcome by Ndigbo in Germany and everything went smoothly until some men, who identified themselves as IPOB members stormed the venue and began to complain about the killings in the South East, stressing that there would be no Igbo event at the venue.”
He informed that he tried engaging them, “but when they became unruly, I had to leave the venue. The organisers also invited the police and I was accompanied out of the venue.”
He expressed disappointment over their conduct particularly as one “who have spoken up on justice for Ndigbo, the Python Dance, judicial killings in Igbo land and elsewhere both on the floor of the Senate and in my written and personal engagements with the Presidency and the media,
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