Saturday 15 April 2023

Ekweremadu: Group begs President-elect Tinubu, NASS to intervene

Igbo Indigenes Without Border, a socio-cultural organisation, with membership within and outside Nigeria, particularly in China, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, has begged the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to intervene in the case of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

The president of the group, Dr Bernard Oshi, made the appeal at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, were convicted by the United Kingdom Central Criminal Court, London, for organ harvesting.

Oshi appealed to Tinubu and the incoming 10th National Assembly to look into the matter with a human face and prevail on the government of the United Kingdom to temper justice with mercy.

Similarly, he called on the members of the diplomatic corps, particularly those of the United Nations, the United Kingdom and the United States of America to come to the help of Ekweremadu.

According to him, the organisation, as a concerned institution, monitored with keen interest the sterling public and private service record of Ekweremadu as a lawyer, philanthropist, politician and patriot.

“Ekweremadu’s parental instinct to provide care for his sick daughter even at the distressing cost of having to seek a kidney donor is not the type of crime a man should be abandoned to face alone,” he said.

Oshi, used the news conference to congratulate President-elect Tinubu, the Vice President-Elect, Sen Kashim Shettima, all members of the National Assembly, governors and state assembly members, reelected or newly elected.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership and commitment to keeping the country united, particularly through the past difficult years.

“Our hope and prayer is for Nigeria to continue to witness peace and prosperity as we continue our democratic journey,” he said

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