The Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Sunday called on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu to stop politicizing the forgery charges against him.
This is as the party berated Ekweremadu, who is from the State for writing the international community over the alleged forgery trial against him and other members of the Nigerian Senate.
It would be recalled that Ekweremadu recently wrote the United Nations, European Union EU, Unites States Congress, United Kingdom UK, among others, alerting them of imminent threat to Nigeria’s Democracy.
The lawmaker, who represents Enugu West Senatorial district at the National Assembly, has raised the alarm over what he described as attempt to truncate Nigeria’s democracy and silence him as the leader and highest ranking member of the opposition in Nigeria.
But briefing newsmen in Enugu, the APC Chairman in Enugu State, Dr Ben Nwoye, said Ekweremadu’s action was uncalled for because nobody was above the law.
The APC chieftain also berated the Enugu State government officials, who he said “went to Abuja to chant unnecessary solidarity song for Ekweremadu the day he was arraigned”, describing such action as shameful.
He also frowned at the manner the Senate treated the representative of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice during his appearance in the Senate over the issue, saying since the attorney General respected the Senate, they should have listened to his representative.
Nwoye wondered why the Deputy Senate President should take an internal matter of a sovereign nation to a foreign land, adding that the action was aimed at impeding the judicial process, as well as to tarnish the image of the APC-led government.
According to him, “after all, how many indicted citizens of foreign nations have ever written to Nigerian government to intervene in their matter.
“Calling on UN to intervene on the forgery amounts to seeding our sovereignty to foreign nations. The CIA director and many US senators and government officials were over the years indicted and convicted, did they write to Nigeria?
“Some of the officials pleaded guilty and resigned and never wrote to any foreign country, including Nigeria. Those involved should face trial and stop invoking tribal, religious and ethnic sentiments.”
“We want to advise them to stop heating up the polity. After all, there are millions of Nigerians who are facing different trials like rape, corruption, among others, have they written the international community for interventions? We don’t want a situation where the law of the land would be for a selected few”, Nwoye stated.