Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Friday expressed dismay over the incessant killing going in Nigeria, saying he wants a peaceful country where people can go about their businesses without molestation.
Ekweremadu, who was a former Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, spoke yesterday when thousands of his supporters trooped out to receive him in Enugu on Friday evening after the alleged siege of his residence by some security operatives in Abuja.
He expressed displeasure that people have continued to lose their lives in many parts of the country, stressing that he wanted a situation where people will be free to do their business.
He frowned at disobedience to court orders and rule of of law in the country, insisting that Dialogue remains a part of democracy.
Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said it was unfortunate that those of them who want the right thing to be done were being molested.
He however vowed that he would continue to struggle for the right things to be done despite the persecution and expressed hope that at the end they will emerge victories.
The lawmaker thanked his supporters for their solidarity, saying that he decided to come home to show himself to his supporters for them to know that he is still alive, adding that he was grateful to Apex Igbo Social Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo for their support.
The Enugu State Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Alex Ogbonna had while addressing newsmen appealed to government to allow opposition to function because we are in a Democracy.
He expressed dismay that Ekweremadu and others were being persecuted because they are doing the right, adding that “We have gathered here in solidarity. We are with him, he is doing what he is supposed to do” he stated. The Nation