Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu

Obey court order, release Nnamdi Kanu: Ekweremadu blasts Federal Government

By Emmanuel Uzodinma
23rd December 2016
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Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday in Enugu charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to show regard to rule of law.

Ekweremadu stated this in his speech at the South-East Economic and Security Summit, where he chided the government for not releasing detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

He said it was not in the interest of the country for the government to show disregard to orders of court.

“We must give everybody his due; if the court says somebody should be released from detention, government should comply with such order.

“This reminds me of the continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu; whatever is his offence, he is still presumed innocent until found guilty by the court. He must have his day in court and government should obey court order and release him.”

Ekweremadu equally called on the Federal Government to pursue an inclusive government, stressing “issue of inclusivity borders me a lot; it is very important because as I speak today, no Igbo man is at the commanding level of the Security Agencies.

“What this means is that no Igbo man attends the Security Council Meeting; no Igbo man sits where the security of this country is discussed.

“I must say that if any part of the country unjustly treated, we cannot think of peace”, he noted.

The Deputy Senate President equally called for restructuring of the country and establishment of state police, stating that “a unified system of economy is not going to work.”

 

Ekweremadu, Kanu and Buhari

Release Nnamdi Kanu Now, Ekweremadu Tells FG, Says There'll Be No Peace In Nigeria
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23rd December 2016

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has called on the Federal Government to, without further delay, release the detained Radio Biafra Director and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Ekweremadu who is sore displeased that one of his kinsmen, Kanu and other pro-Biafra agitators should be held even when courts of competent jurisdiction have ruled that he should be released, wondered why they should still be held.

The law maker who made the call in Enugu Thursday during the South East Economic and Security Summit at Government House, Enugu, posited that the continued detention of Kanu was part of the marginalisation of the Igbo race in Nigeria and asked that Ndigbo should be included in the governance of Nigeria for peace to reign.

He said that without the inclusion of Ndigbo in governance, “there is no way there will be peace in Nigeria.”

He also wondered how no Igbo man is not included in the security council of the nation which is an attestation that Ndigbo are being elbowed aside in Nigeria.

- The Oriental Times

 

RELEASE NNAMDI KANU, HE HAS NO CASE WITH FG, EKWEREMADU TELLS BUHARI

22nd December 2016

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the Federal Government to without further delay release the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as he has no case to answer.

Ekweremadu who is sore displeased that one of his kinsmen, Kanu and other pro-Biafra agitators should be held even when courts of competent jurisdiction have ruled that he should be released, wondered why they should still be held.

The law maker who made the call in Enugu Thursday during the South East Economic and Security Summit at Government House, Enugu, posited that the continued detention of Kanu was part of the marginalisation of the Igbo race in Nigeria and asked that Ndigbo should be included in the governance of Nigeria for peace to reign.

He said that without the inclusion of Ndigbo in governance, “there is no way there will be peace in Nigeria.”

He also wondered how no Igbo man is not included in the security council of the nation which is an attestation that Ndigbo are being elbowed aside in Nigeria.

- ORSU 24 News