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German based igbo group apologizes to Ekweremadu over attack

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Ndi Igbo has apologized to former deputy president of the Senate Mr Ike Ekweremadu over attack on Saturday.Β 

group, which organised the event where the attack took place, described the incident as an embarrassment to the entire Igbo race and Nigeria.

In a statement on Monday, the group said that those involved in the attack would face the wrath of the law.

The statement reads,

β€œNdi-Igbo Germany wish to offer our unequivocal apology to our special guest of honour, Senator Ike Ekweremadu for the unfortunate treatment misdirected at him by members of Indigenous People of Biafra in Germany during the occasion of our 2nd annual Igbo Cultural Festival and Convention 2019.

β€œIt must be emphasised that Senator Ekweremadu had nothing personal to gain in attending our cultural day.

Rather we have lost the privilege to tap into his reservoir of knowledge.

β€œNo words can describe our shock, our consternation, and our sadness at this inexcusable, shameful and senseless attack.Β 

β€œWe apologise from the depths of our hearts that you had to experience such a horrible thing in our midst.Β 

β€œOur apologies go to Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and to all well-meaning Igbo-Diasporan groups and associations both at home and abroad for this disgrace.

β€œWe sincerely apologize to the National Assembly and indeed to our entire country for such an unwarranted assault on Senator Ekweremadu by the IPOB members in Germany.

β€œWe are committed to working and cooperating with our host country Germany and with her constituted authorities. Ndi–Igbo Germany will let the full weight of the law take its course.”

Ekweremadu’s response

In a post made by Sahara reportersΒ  Β Mr Ike Ekweremadu stated that he had forgiven his attackers.Β 

That he believed they were under the influence of hard drugs and as such he will allow the law makers of the state to do their job

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