Following statements by some leaders of the All Progressives Congress(APC) calling for the removal of Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council has warned those they referred to as “some fifth columnists” trying to undermine and threaten the office of the Deputy Senate President, saying that Nigerians would resist any attempt to remove Ekweremadu from office. This was contained in a statement by Hon. Obasi Ogbonnaya, the co-coordinator Abuja and Liaison Officer, Northern Region of Ohanaeze Youth. The statement reads in parts that: “The South East is also comfortable with Senator Ekweremadu and his achievements in the Senate. His Constituency in Enugu East Senatorial zone and the entire South East are feeling his impact.
“We have gotten information that some hatchet persons from the South East APC have been busy lobbying the Senate membership and the Presidency to lend their support to the devilish plan to threaten the office of the Senate President. We warn such people to desist from such ill-fated moves as it is bound to fail. The fact that there is now a APC Senator from the South East which is however still subject to litigations at the tribunals does not in any way make such persons to begin to try the impossible as the South East and Nigerians will resist that. Of course the Senate is made up of cerebral and patriotic minds that will not lend themselves to any such act. We warn busy body persons of South East extraction who may lend themselves to be used for any such unpatriotic move to prepare to face the wrath of Ndigbo and Nigerians. Such persons will be declared persona non grata in Igbo land”.