Ohaneze Ndi Igbo has reacted to the security siege on the home of Ike Ekweremade, the Deputy Senate President.
Reports had hit the social media Wednesday morning that the home of the Deputy Senate President was besieged by the Police, DSS, and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In a statement, the organization said while it will not begrudge the State for its statutory duty,but it must be within the confines of the rule of law and more so that the nation is in a democracy.
“In a democratic setting as ours, we expect security agencies to be civil and work within the rule of the law without breaching the civil liberty of any individual.
Chief Nwodo said that Senator Ekweremadu being the highest Igbo man in this government is much cherished by his people and is expected that he should be accorded all the respect deserving of his position.
Ohanaeze recalled that another Igbo son, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was incarcerated for three days without any tangible reason.
“We will not want to be sentimental into believing that there are grand design to silent and humiliate Igbo leaders at the national level who are legitimately representing their people very well but whose stance on issues is not agreeable with the ruling authorities,” the organization said.
“It would do the nation’s democracy no good if people’s liberties are continuously being curtailed by an intolerant system.
“Ndigbo will not take kindly to any action that is intended to harass, intimidate or arrest Igbo leaders without following the due process of the law.
“If the Deputy Senate President breached any law, he should be taken to court and not to be put under house arrest. This certainly is a bad omen for our country.”