*Volunteer to provide security ring around him
The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has tasked the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to thoroughly investigate the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu [image above].
OYC in a press statement issued yesterday expressed shock that “the highest political office holder in Igbo land is being hunted for elimination.”
The press statement signed by its National President , Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro; and National Secretary , Okwu Nnabuike, tasked the IGP to unmask those behind the evil plot which it said posed further danger to the unity of Nigeria.
“Should anything happen to Ekweremadu, Nigeria will not remain the same again”, OYC threatened.
The youths said any harm on Ekweremadu amounted to a declaration of war against Ndigbo which must be resisted at all cost.
OYC said Igbo youths are prepared to provide informal security ring around Ekweremadu to ensure “his life is not tampered with “.
“We are ready to stake our lives to ensure the safety of Ekweremadu”, OYC vowed.
“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 statement said.
The Igbo youths expressed their unflinching support for Ekweremadu and other Igbo National Assembly members, urging them to stay united in the defense of Igbo cause.
OYC also challenged the Federal Government to tell Nigerians the real owners of REMITA fingered for the alleged N25 billion fraud in the Treasury Single Account (TSA) saga.
The youth hailed the National Assembly for its on- going investigation into the alleged fraud and urged that it be thoroughly concluded.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth council worldwide