The All progressive Congress has joined other Nigerians to berate actions of some IPOB hoodlums who assaulted Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany.
Naija News understands that the former Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu was in the German city to speak at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organized by Ndi-Igbo Germany.
Speaking on the shameful and pathetic IPOB act, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, strongly condemned the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu by stating that those involved in the despicable actions and the organisation they represent are unworthy in character should be prosecuted.
“Those involved in the despicable actions and the organisation they represent are unworthy in character. No Nigerian should be assaulted in the manner Senator Ekweremadu was. It is an indecent action and it is below the acceptable standard of behaviour expected of our citizens whether in Nigeria or abroad.
Mr Issa Onilu also used the opportunity to mock its main opposition party, PDP and the Party Leadership.
“It is however regrettable that some of the people and organizations who had offered these irresponsible elements open support in the past are raising their voices now. It would be recalled that the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its leaders chose to play politics over a matter that called for collective patriotic actions when IPOB raised a terror group in the South East.
“It is clear that PDP and its other short-sighted co-travelers who were the main cheerleaders of IPOB owe this country an apology. IPOB hid under regional identity to perpetrate criminality having recruited some misguided elements and miscreants.
“Are we surprised by the PDP’s hypocritical reaction to the unfortunate attack on Senator Ekweremadu? No! The PDP and their leaders have acted true to type. This is what happens when politicians become myopic and allow narrow sentiments becloud their sense of judgement.
“We all have a responsibility to collectively rise against evil wherever we find it and in whatever guise it appears. We hope lessons have been learnt from this unfortunate incident.”