Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday
in Enugu charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government
to show regard to rule of law.
Ekweremadu stated this in his speech at the South-East Economic and
Security Summit, where he chided the government for not releasing
detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi
He said it was not in the interest of the country for the government to show disregard to orders of court.
“We must give everybody his due; if the court says somebody should be
released from detention, government should comply with such order.
“This reminds me of the continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu; whatever
is his offence, he is still presumed innocent until found guilty by the
court. He must have his day in court and government should obey court
order and release him.”
Ekweremadu equally called on the Federal Government to pursue an
inclusive government, stressing “issue of inclusivity borders me a lot;
it is very important because as I speak today, no Igbo man is at the
commanding level of the Security Agencies.
“What this means is that no Igbo man attends the Security Council
Meeting; no Igbo man sits where the security of this country is
“I must say that if any part of the country unjustly treated, we cannot think of peace”, he noted.
The Deputy Senate President equally
called for restructuring of the country and
establishment of state police, stating that “a unified system of economy is not going to work.”