Ekweremadu: Ohanaeze raises fresh alarm, cries to ECOWAS, FG
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has alleged that there is a grand plot to keep Senator Ike Ekweremadu away from Nigeria owing to the 2023 general elections.
The former Deputy Senate President is currently being held in the United Kingdom where he is facing trial for alleged organ harvesting.
In a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said it was unjustifiable that the United Kingdom authorities had no regard for Ekweremadu’s diplomatic passport.
He said, “our enquiries clearly show that the offence for which Ekweremadu was charged is bailable. In addition to this, he has diplomatic immunity, but the UK has ignored all these and chose to perpetually keep him in detention.
“It is quite sad and curious that the UK Government, which should show the limelight on democracy, is allowing itself to be used. We ask: why is Ekweremdu being treated as a convict? Why the long adjournment? This is where the conspiracy theory meets.”
“We expect that the Speaker of the ECOWAS parliament, Rt. Hon. Sidie Mohammed Tunis should speak up and demand Ekweremadu’s release as a former Speaker of that parliament.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria and indeed the National Assembly should also prevail on the UK Government to transfer Ekweremadu’s case to Nigeria. We know how individuals with diplomatic passports are treated and why it has not applied to Ekweremadu is beyond our comprehension,” Ohanaeze lamented.