The apex Igbo social-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to the security siege on the house of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu.
In a press release forwarded to DAILY POST by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo on Tuesday, the group warned that nothing ought to occur to the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu.
Ohanaeze mentioned that the alarm has changed into crucial following some disturbing experiences that operatives of the State Security (DSS) besieged his home this morning for yet undisclosed motives.
The Group mentioned that whereas it might not begrudge the state for doing its statutory responsibility, it should be within the confines of the rule of law, more so that the nation is in a democracy.
“In a democratic setting as ours, we count on security agencies to be civil and work within the rule of the law without breaching the civil liberty of any particular person
Chief Nwodo mentioned that Senator Ekweremadu being the highest Igbo man in this government is far cherished by his people and is anticipated that he ought to be accorded all of the respect deserving of his place.
Ohanaeze recalled that one other Igbo son, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was incarcerated for 3 days with none tangible cause.
“We will not want to be sentimental into believing that there are grand design to silent and humiliate Igbo leaders on the national level who’re legitimately representing their individuals very well however whose stance on points will not be agreeable with the ruling authorities,” the group mentioned.
“It will do the nation’s democracy no good if individuals’s liberties are constantly being curtailed by an illiberal system.
“Ndigbo is not going to take kindly to any motion that’s intended to harass, intimidate or arrest Igbo leaders without following the due process of the law.
“If the Deputy Senate President breached any regulation, he ought to be taken to court docket and to not be put underneath home arrest. This certainly is a bad omen for our nation.”