Biafra National Youth League, BNYL, has revealed that former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was beaten by individuals from the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for abusing the Igbo attire, ‘the Lion Head Attire.’
Many stories have emerged as the reason for the attack on the former deputy senate president.
IPOB had asserted that the former DSP was beaten in light of his job in the military operation in Igboland.
However, the BNYL said that couldn’t be the reason, because, as per the group, Ekweremadu and Abaribe were the two resistant Senators who voiced out against the FG’s activity and even went to court testing it.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday by its President, Prince Chimex Richard National, the pro-Biafra group stated:
“We have followed with keen interest mix reactions trailing over the assault on Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
“[We] decided to study the situation to know what really transpired as per the actual reason the aggrieved Igbos in Germany who are loyal to the IPOB acted that way.
To me, if the reason was his involvement in Python Dance saga, I think that the people got it wrong, Ekweremadu and Abaribe were the two defiant Senators that voiced out against the FG action and even went to Court challenging it.
“But if the reason was his appearance which does not depict the Igbo culture then their action is justifiable.
“The abuse of our ‘Lion Gown’ is highly condemnable, it is only in Igbo land that our politicians practice One Nigeria in their appearance.
“You can’t see a Hausa man wearing a Babariga designed with Coat of Arms; you can’t see a Yoruba man wearing an Agbada designed with a coat of arm; it is only the Igbo that acts cowardly to please their masters.
“Even current Senate President Ahmed Lawan can’t design his Babariga with Coat of Arm and Nigeria flag to showcase he is a government official.
“Ndigbo have to be disciplined, disrespect of Igbo culture will not be condoned, Igboland will not be conducive for whoever abuses our ‘Ishi’Agu Attire’.”