Tinubu behind plot to remove Ekweremadu â€“Ohanaeze
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation,
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ohanaeze Youth Council, has said that
the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju
Bola Tinubu, is behind the plot to remove Ike Ekweremadu
as the deputy senate president.
In a statement issued in Umuahia, the OYC National
President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, asked Tinubu and
other â€œanti- Igbo forces in APCâ€ to retrace their steps or
face the wrath of Igbo youths.
Isiguzoro said the plot to remove Ekweremadu was an
affront on the Igbo nation which would not be tolerated.
He said, â€œBeing fully aware that the present plot is being
orchestrated by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, we ask him to re-
trace his steps forthwith or we shall declare him an enemy
Isiguzoro, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to
caution Tinubu and other anti-Ekweremadu forces in order
to avoid actions that might further overheat the polity.
He said, â€œWe are aware that Buhari is under intense
pressure to endorse the â€˜Ekweremadu must go plot.â€™ This is
the time for the President to prove that he belongs to
nobody, Tinubu inclusive, but that he belongs to everybody,
Also, another Igbo group, Izu-Umunna Cultural Association,
asked the APC to accept the election of Ekweremadu as the
deputy senate president as the will of God.
The association also asked the Federal Government to
relocate the Boko Haram detainees from Ekwulobia prison
facilities in the South-East because their presence had been
creating tension in the region.
According to him, the presence of the Boko Haram
detainees is like spreading the virus of terrorism to a region
not known to such a trend.
In a statement signed by its President, Dr. Ugo Ihekuna, and
Secretary-General, Chief Elvis Chukwu, the association
attributed the crisis in the senate to the handiwork of
politicians who wanted things to always go their own way.
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