Ohanaeze elders solidly behind Ekweremadu – Iwuanyanwu

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu

Chairman, Council of Elders of  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu says that the body remains solidly behind former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu who is standing trial in the United Kingdom.

Iwuanyanwu said this in a release that he signed and made available to newsmen in Owerri on Thursday.

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice are facing trial in a Westminster Court for allegedly coercing a minor, identified as David Ukpo, to have his kidney harvested and transplanted on the senator’s daughter Sonia.

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 Ekweremadu as a very active member of the organisation, adding that the news about his arrest and that of his wife in 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 God to grant divine healing to Ekweremadu’s ailing daughter.