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Sunday 18 August 2019

Baptism of Fire as Senator Ike Ekweremadu Gets Tossed Out

August 18, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

Igbos living in Germany yesterday vented their anger on Igbo politicians using Ike Ekweremadu as an instance. The expression of anger took place in Nuremberg, Germany, where the Igbo community gathered to celebrate the sacred feast of Iri Ji (New Yam Festival). Ekweremadu, a distinguished guest, arrived to add colour to the feast but received the baptism of fire as some angry youths registered their indignation in a way the senator wouldn’t forget in a hurry.

According to sources, the Iri Ji festival was progressing peacefully until some aggrieved youths arrived at the scene to chase the Senator away, asking him to return home. From the videos making the rounds, it could be heard of the indignant youths shouting at the senator “Our people are being killed back home by Fulani and you come here to eat yam?”

Villagers are being killed in their numbers by the terrorist Fulani herdsmen. When the army is not killing and abducting our people in the name of Python Dance and Crocodile Smile, they are shooting them at checkpoints over 100 naira bribe. The police kill even over 20 naira. Yet our politicians keep a blind eye, seeking pleasure at the expense of the people’s life.

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Rather than attend the just concluded Biafra Genocide Exhibition in London, former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, flew to Nuremberg, Germany, feast. Why any reasonable man – a senator come to that – would choose a house of feast over a very vital gathering of sober reflection such as Biafra Genocide Exhibition remains a baffle. Does such an act really cast the senator as one mindful of history and wellbeing of his people? The pleasure-seeking senator seems ignorant of the biblical injunction, “rather to be in the house of mourning, than in the house of feasting,” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). The treatment he got though seems to be a brain-resetting one.

What happened to erstwhile Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is an expression of dissatisfaction; a reminder to the elite that power belongs to the people. Those in position of authority should therefore use it to the benefit of the common man whom they serve.

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