By Williams Orji
The attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra is callous and undeserving of the senator, Hon Chief James Ugwu, national publicity secretary of Adada State Movement, said yesterday in Enugu.
According to Ugwu, who is also the financial secretary of the PDP, South-East zone, “Ekweremadu fights for the Igbo cause; he is a credible national leader. However, the act is a blessing in disguise.
Our people say ‘miri mara ugo asago ugo aru.’ Reactions across political divides point that Nigeria would soon celebrate Prof. Ekweremadu. His forgiving spirit and comportment show his leadership acumen.”
He added, “If IPOB strategy is to embarrass Igbo leaders, then they are headed for a cul-de-sac. They should tender unreserved apologies to the Igbo nation. Ekweremadu played major roles towards the release of Nnamdi Kanu from jail. How then would he be the target?”
Hon. Ugwu further described IPOB’s threat to Igbo leaders as a national embarrassment, calling on them to withdraw it. “We have elected governors and representatives. We also have Chief Nnia Nwodo as leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo, hence Ndigbo have sound leadership. We deserve no embarrassment whatsoever from anybody.”