Senate president condemns attack on Ekweremadu
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the assault on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.
Senator Ekweremadu was to give a keynote address at the Second Igbo Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organized by Ndi-Igbo Germany in that city when a mob, which identified itself as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), invaded the venue to attack him.
In a statement signed by Ola Awoniyi, his Special Adviser on Media, Ahmed Lawan described the incident as incredibly absurd for anybody to blame the distinguished Senator for the violent criminal activities in his home base, the purported reason cited by the mob for the attack.
The Senate President, therefore, added that Senator Ekweremadu, like all his distinguished colleagues in the Ninth Assembly of the Senate, is concerned about the insecurity and other challenges in that area and other parts of Nigeria, noting he has also been at the forefront of the patriotic efforts to find lasting solutions to the challenges.
He urged the German authorities to identify those involved in the despicable act so that the law can take its course against them, even as he charged Nigerians to always reflect deeply and broadly before embarking on a course of action.
The Senate President also appealed to Senator Ekweremadu not to be deterred by the incident from his path of service to his people and Nigerians in general, but to take it as part of the sacrifice of leadership.