Tinubu behind plot to remove Ekweremadu –Ohanaeze

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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 “anti- Igbo forces in APC” 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, “Being 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

of Ndigbo.”

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, “We are aware that Buhari is under intense

pressure to endorse the ‘Ekweremadu must go plot.’ This is

the time for the President to prove that he belongs to

nobody, Tinubu inclusive, but that he belongs to everybody,

Ndigbo inclusive.”

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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