Igbo Youths Caution APC Over Plot To Remove Ekweremadu



NDIGBO Youths Organization (NYO), a pan-Igbo youth group has cautioned the leadership and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the reported series of anti-social and informal tactics being employed by the party and its leadership to muscle the Deputy President of the Senate out of office.

The group in a press statement signed by its Secretary General, Comrade Patrick Afuberah and made available to journalists yesterday, said they want to remind the APC that Ekweremadu was duly nominated and elected on June 9, 2015 as other key officers of the National Assembly and therefore there was nothing unusual about him or his emergence to warrant all the dirty political tackles and manoeuverings presently being unleashed against him by the APC leadership and power mongers.

NYO said, “The calls from some APC Senators and leaders for the resignation of Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President is unacceptable to us and in fact an insult to the Igbo race. The fact that Ekweremadu was elected Deputy Senate President in a Senate that has majority of APC Senators, speaks volumes of his leadership qualities and impeccable strength of character as a person.

The group, therefore, called on the Inspector-General of Police Mr. Solomon Arase, “not to allow himself to be drawn into the politics of the National Assembly leadership, as we shall resist any attempt to ridicule our leader.”

NYO also reacted to the recent transfer of Boko Haram suspects to prisons in the Southeast, saying: “We therefore reject, in very strong terms, this attempt to turn the Southeast into a war zone, and we call on the Federal Government to reverse that decision and move the suspects back to their original detention centres or at the least, out of Southeast.”

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