I went to Germany for investment drive, not for new yam festival – Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy Senate president, has said he went to Germany for an investment drive to enhance industrial development of his people and not for new yam festival contrary to what some people said.

Ekweremadu, who was speaking to a large crowd of people from various parts of Enugu State, particularly Enugu west senatorial district that trooped out to welcome him to his home state after his attack by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), also pointed out that it was his custom not to touch new yam before October 30th.

He thanked the people of Enugu State and all Nigerians who showed concern over his attack and said that he has forgiven the people that attacked him.

Among those he addressed are Ohanaeze group, the youth and women organisation, who thanked God for spearing his life.

The leaders of the various groups who appealed to Ekweremadu to forgive the people for “they did not know what they were doing” , however, warmed that what happened should be the first and last as they would never, ever accept such attack again.

They described Ekweremadu as one man who fights for Igbo agenda and does not deserve the attack on him by the IPOB members.

According to the leaders of the groups, Ekweremadu has no boundary in the distribution of amenities as it relates to Enugu west senatorial district in particular and Enugu State as a whole, ranging from empowerment through Ikeoha Foundation to road constructions and provision of water, among others.


Regis Anukwuoji, Enugu