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Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, said it would resist any attempt to discredit the Nigeria's Deputy Senate president, Chief Ike Ekweremadu by any group persons, describing him as a worthy son of Igbo land.

Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, said it would resist any attempt to discredit the Nigeria's Deputy Senate president, Chief Ike Ekweremadu by any group persons, describing him as a worthy son of Igbo land.


President-General of Ohaneze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in a statement yesterday Thursday in Enugu, said it was preposterous for the federal government to be carrying out unwarranted inquisition into Ekweremadu's life, saying that the allegation that Ekweremadu, the highest ranking Igbo politician in the country, embezzled public funds without any prima facie case was inappropriate. Nwodo stated that the idea of asking the Senator to defend himself instead of his accusers showing how he fraudulently enriched himself, amounted to turning the law upside down.
He observed that Ekweremadu was a revered Igbo son and had attracted a lot of development to his area without any previous accusation of embezzlement. “Sen. Ekweremadu is a revered Igbo son whose public image is very high and important to the Igbo land, who has attracted a lot of development to his area; he has never occupied any public office where he was accused of embezzlement.” The president-general queried the system of investigation where one was tried for simply belonging to a political party “and is exonerated of an offence he committed for belonging to a political party or being in government''.
Nwodo cited examples of former and serving military officers who had been let off the hook either through plea bargain or for just changing from one political party to another, stressing that a former governor of Enugu State whose property was under investigation was now dining with the Head of State after dumping his former party for the ruling party.
The PG further warned that the apex Igbo group would no longer fold it arms while Igbo sons were being systematically singled out for persecution in a country they had contributed so much to build, observing that the cautionary statement by Ekweremadu had been and was still being echoed by many prominent Nigerians and wondered why his case would be different. According to him, it was such selective justice and marginalization of Ndigbo that fuelled agitations by their young ones for self-determination, adding that restructuring was a first step toward assuaging the situation.

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