By Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki
The South East Youth Wing of the Peoples Democractic Party have strongly condemned the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, his wife and son, describing it as an attempted to silence leaders of the Igbo race.
Briefing newsmen after an emergency meeting of the states PDP Youth Leaders of the zone in Enugu, the South East PDP Youth Leader, Comrade Chidiebere Egwu said it was unacceptable the purported police report which attributed the invasion to burglary, lamenting that the Deputy Senate President had been victim of similar incidence since he emerged as the Deputy Senate President.
The Youths warned that if the President Muhammadu Buhari did not take practical steps to uncover the sinister motives behind the attack, they would assume that the assassins were sponsored by the federal government.
The Youth Leader urged the police and other security agencies to launch full scale investigation on the incident to avoid future occurrence, lamenting that it was worrisome how all the security operatives attached to residence of the Deputy Senate President were not on ground at the time of the incident.
Egwu said: “We, the South East PDP Youth wing unequivocally condemn in very strong terms the despicable, barbaric and cowardly assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, his wife and son by unscrupulous elements and their desperate sponsors.
“We therefore reject the purported police report which attributed the invasion to mere burglary. The attempt was a continuous political plot to silence Senate Ike Ekweremmadu since he emerged as Deputy Senate President.
“We further state without mincing words that the South East PDP Youths will not take it likely with the APC led government of Nigeria should our appeal to problem the assassination attempt with levity as we would assume that the assassins were sponsored the federal government”.
The Youths however raised the alarm to the International Community on the growing political tension in Nigeria, appealing that they should monitor political activities in the country ahead of the 2019 general election.