Angry Easterners beat up former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu in Germany••••I was not beaten- Ekweremadu

Angry Easterners beat up former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu in Germany•••I was not beaten up- Ekweremadu 

Immediate past Deputy Senate President  Ike Ekweremadu, was today manhandled by his compatriots in far away Germany.

According to a video clip, which has gone viral, the protesters were heard calling him unprintable names and describing him as a traitor, who refused to stand up to be counted during the IPOB struggle, while was in power.

Dangerous objects were seen thrown at the Senator while he was bungled into a waiting vehicle and whisked away by his aides and supporters to an unknown destination.

In his official reaction to the attack, the former Deputy Senate President, said, “I attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg today where I was billed to give a keynote address along with the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who, however could not make it eventually.

“I was 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.

“I tried to engage 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.

“Much as I am disappointed in their conduct, especially as I am one of the persons, 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 as well as rallied the South East Senate Caucus to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release with Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe taking him on bail to douse tension in the South East, I nevertheless do not hold this to heart against them, for they know not what they do.

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“I have received thousands of solidarity calls and messages from well meaning Ndigbo and Nigerians. I want to assure them that I am hale and hearty. I have also spoken with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar.”

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