Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu says the attack on him by some IPOB members in Germany was premeditated because his attackers came with items like eggs.
The Senator in an interview with Channels Television at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, upon his return to Nigeria on Monday, said he attended the event where he was attacked upon an invitation.
“I left Nigeria on Friday to attend the program. So, on Saturday afternoon I was informed that the place is full and that the Mayor of the City was seated already. I didn’t want to keep anybody waiting so I had to rush down to the venue.
“When I got there, I saw a lot of Igbo people and I was excited, I came out of the car and wanted to say hello and exchange pleasantries with them.
“I saw a lot of people wearing IPOB emblems and shirts standing at the entrance of the venue. So, one of them accosted me and said we didn’t do much when the Operation Python dance took place in the South East.
“So, I told him to let me exchange greetings with the people, then I can come back to explain to him later. So he held my hand, I removed my hand and started greeting other people,” he said.
He added that the young man was not pleased by this and the organizers noticed the scenario.
A fight, however, broke out when the attackers attempted to resist the call for calm.
Ekweremadu said he has however forgiven his attackers although he noticed that those who attacked him are misdirected, misguided fellows.