The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the weekend attack on the immediate past Deputy Senate President and serving Senator, Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Germany.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Lanre Isa-Onilu in a statement blamed the attack on the attack on the Peoiples Democratic Party, PDP, for playing politics with IPOB when it raised a terror group in the South East.
According to Mr Isa-Onilu, the main opposition party promoted the agenda of IPOB before it was proscribed by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
“It is, however, regrettable that some of the people and organizations who had offered these irresponsible elements open support in the past are raising their voices now.
It will be recalled that the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its leaders chose to play politics over a matter that called for collective patriotic actions when IPOB raised a terror group in the South East.
“It is clear that PDP and its other shortsighted co-travellers who were the main cheerleaders of IPOB owe this country an apology. IPOB hid under regional identity to perpetrate criminality having recruited some misguided elements and miscreants.”
The APC further claimed that Senator Ekweremadu was brutalised because the PDP politicians have ” become myopic and allow narrow sentiments becloud their sense of judgement.”
It further warned that all Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliations “all have a responsibility to collectively rise against evil wherever we find it and in whatever guise it appears. We hope lessons have been learnt from this unfortunate incident.”