The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said on Sunday the South-East Caucus in the National Assembly has been working tirelessly to secure the release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Ekweremadu, according to a statement issued on Monday by his media adviser, Uche Anichukwu, stated this in a lecture titled: “The Igbo in Diaspora: A Perspective” at the Igbo Heritage Lectures and Ugwumba Excellence Award in Pretoria, South Africa.
He added that the lawmakers are also working to end the insecurity in the South East
He urged the Igbos in the Diaspora to join the crusade against violent agitations in the country.
The ex-deputy Senate President blamed the agitations in different parts of the country on insecurity, twisted federal system, and unnecessary use of force on agitators.
The South-East caucus in the Senate had last month resolved to set up a committee to meet the Federal Government on Kanu who is standing trial for alleged treason at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Ekweremadu said: “The injustices and marginalisation are palpable and must be addressed. But by all means, we must ensure the stability of Igbo land because only by so doing can Alaigbo (Igbo land) prosper economically and also elicit local and international support and sympathy over their plights.