The Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the
Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, that it will not sit idle and watch the Deputy Senate President,
Senator Ike Ekweremadu being humiliated.
Ohanaeze gave the warning while reacting to a recent alarm raised by
Ekweremadu, where he alleged that the EFCC was planning to rope him into a
The anti-graft agency, has since denied the allegation by the Deputy
However, Chairman of the Enugu State Chapter of the organisation, Alex
Ogbonnia, said the group had reasons to believe that such plot was
feasible going by the sequence of events that have taken place since
According to Ogbonnia, “The denial by the EFCC notwithstanding, we
wish to warn, in the strongest terms possible, that the Enugu state
chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo will not sit idly by and watch our son
being maligned; oppressed or ridiculed by the Presidency or the EFCC.
“We are not unmindful of the fact that this plot gained currency with
Senator Ekweremadu’s role in perfecting the bail conditions of Nnamdi
Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who was
granted bail recently with stringent conditions.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Ekweremadu did what he was
supposed to do in the circumstance as a firm believer in the rule of
law and justice.”
Ogbonnia claimed that the Presidency has made several attempts to
remove Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President since his emergence in
the 8th Senate.
“Though this matter was officially reported to the security agencies
as well as the Presidency, the matter was swept under the carpet. Till
date, neither has any arrest been made in connection with the
assassination attempt nor any official statement been issued by the
“It is in view of the foregoing events that we take seriously the
recent revelation by an impeccable source on this grand plot by the
presidency and the EFCC to plant exhibits in the residence of the
reverred Senator with intent of framing him up and bringing him to
national and international disrepute,” Ogbonnia added.