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Ohanaeze elders declare unflinching support for Ekweremadu

Mr Iwuanyanwu said the organisation was determined to defend any of its members whose right and freedom is being unduly trampled upon anywhere in the world.

• July 7, 2022
Emmanuel Iwuanyawu

The Chairman, Council of Elders of  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, says that the Council remains solidly behind former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, detained in the United Kingdom.

Mr Iwuanyanwu said this in a release which he signed and made available to reporters in Owerri, on Thursday.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is the apex socio-cultural organisation of the Igbo people.

Mr Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are facing trial in a Westminster Court, in the United Kingdom for allegedly coercing a minor, identified as David Ukpo, to have his kidney harvested and transferred to the Senator’s daughter, Sonia.

Mr Iwuanyanwu, an elder statesman, said the Ohanaeze Elders Council was determined to defend any honest and patriotic citizen whose right and freedom is being unduly trampled upon anywhere in the world.

He described Mr Ekweremadu as a very active 

member of the organisation, adding that the news about his arrest and that of his wife in far away London was received with shock.

He urged the Westminster authorities to strive for justice while expressing delight that the true story about the predicament of the embattled former deputy senate president and his wife had begun to emerge.

“We do not have any doubt whatsoever that the truth will soon emerge and our son and his wife will be vindicated.

“We wish to express our solidarity to a  dear colleague and friend during this trying period,” he said.

He, however, prayed to God to grant divine healing to the ailing daughter of Mr Ekweremadu, Sonia. 

(NAN)

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