Ndigbo Youths Organization (NYO) has cautioned the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) over what it described as the efforts to muscle Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate, out of office.
The group, in a release by its Secretary General, Comrade Patrick Afuberah, said, Ike Ekweremadu was duly elected as other key officers of the National Assembly, adding that there was nothing unusual about his emergence to warrant the attacks unleashed on him by the APC leadership.
NYO, claiming to be saddled with the responsibility of fighting for the interest and welfare of the Igbo race, said it had watched with dismay and great disappointment the attacks and campaign of calumny against the Deputy Senate President.
“The calls from some APC senators and leaders for the resignation of Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President is unacceptable to us and in fact an insult to the Igbo race.
The fact that Senator Ike Ekweremadu was elected Deputy Senate President in a Senate that has majority of APC senators, speaks volumes of his leadership qualities and impeccable strength of character as a person. Consequently, we call on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, not to allow himself be drawn into the politics of the National Assembly leadership, as we shall resist any attempt to ridicule our eader”, the group added.