By Anayo Okoli.
UMUAHIA—OHANEZE Youth Council has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase to ensure a thorough investigate into the alleged attack on the Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu .
In a press statement issued in Umuahia Wednesday, the Council raised the alarm that “the highest Igbo political office holder is being hunted for elimination”.
Signed by the Council’s National President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike, the group challenged the Inspector General of Police to fish out those behind the evil plot to kill Ekweremadu.
Warning that killing of the deputy senate president portends danger for the country, OYC said,”should anything happen to Ekweremadu, Nigeria will not remain the same again”.
According to them, any harm on Ekweremadu amounted to a declaration of war against Ndigbo which must be resisted at all cost.
The statement said the Ohaneze Youths were prepared to provide security for the deputy senate president to ensure his safety.
“We are ready to stake our lives to ensure the safety of Ekweremadu. If those who opposed his emergence as Deputy Senate President now want to come after his life they will still fail just as they failed to stop his ascendancy”, the Igbo youths said.
The group also asked the Federal Government to tell Nigerians the real owners of REMITA, the company fingered for the alleged N25 billion fraud in the Treasury Single Account(TSA) controversy.