Assault on Ekweremadu was Sponsored by FG: Adeyanju
SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 19 – Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, on Sunday reiterated his claim that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, collected money from the government to ensure an Igbo man never becomes Nigeria’s President.
Adeyanju said the attack on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by IPOB members in Germany was a proof that Kanu and his group were being sponsored to compromise the South East.
Senator Ekweremadu was to give a keynote address at the Second Igbo Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in that city when a mob, which identified itself as members of IPOB, invaded the venue and attacked the former Deputy Senate President.
Reacting to the attack, Adeyanju, in a statement he signed, said: “For those defending the attack on Ekweremadu, all I can do is laugh. Don’t complain tomorrow when others attacks IPOB or Nnamdi Kanu.
I have said severally that Kanu collected money from the government to compromise and run away and I maintain this argument.
“He’s a business man looking for where to collect. He’s not driven by ideology or love for the Igbos. The attack on Ekweremadu justifies the stand of those who have repeatedly said “you can’t trust the Igbos with power”. And your guess is as good as mine.
“Those sponsoring Kanu from the North are those who want the Igbos perpetually divided and those who don’t want an Igbo man to ever be president of this country which is what many of us have canvassed for over the years.
Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu was humiliated by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at a function in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday August 17th.
The attack has attracted widespread condemnation from prominent people in Nigeria.
A video footage showed Ekweremadu being roughened up dragged out of the event. He later taking to his heels as he tried to escape the attack.