Less than 24 hours before the British court sentencing the former Vice President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and Dr. Obinna Obeta, members of the Ikeoha Mpu Pacesetters Federation, IMPL, spoke out. begged for leniency from the UK courts unconditionally.
Ekweremadu is from Mpu, Aninri Local Government Area, Enugu State.
Recall that the Nigerian Senate, House of Representatives, ECOWAS Congress, prominent leaders, and former leaders such as the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Premier Olusegun Obasanjo, and others have written to the Crown Court. England to ask for mercy from Ekweremadus.
The IMPL, a collection of individuals numbering more than 500 people, empowered by Senator Ekweremadu through funding their education and securing employment in various areas of life, described him as a good man.
Association President, Prof. Chijioke Benjamin Ezekwe told reporters in Enugu that condemning Senator Ekweremadu and his wife for some mistakes made in trying to save their sick daughter does not represent true nature. their.
Ezekwe, who also revealed that he is among thousands of people who have benefited from the senator’s Ikeoha Foundation education program, said his contributions to humanity and the development of Africa, in general, should be taken into account by the British government.
The IMPL President affirmed that the calls for mercy to Ekweremadus coming from all parts of Africa and the world are sufficient proof that Ike Ekweremadu remains a role model for generations to come.
He said: “It is ironic to believe that it was the man who deprived him of the amenities needed to educate many of the poor both in his community and beyond, having built roads and schools. , established job opportunities, funded numerous life-changing bills in Congress, and has been instrumental in serving the African continent as Vice-President and President of the ECOWAS Congress, including other global missions that would knowingly commit such crimes.
“But since they were found guilty, all we asked for was mercy. Like the Biblical Docars, Senator Ekweremadu and their wives are like gods to many.
“For the sake of our sister Sonnia, who is still battling a serious illness, they should be released unconditionally to be reunited with their family and loved ones.”
“We commend all those who have expressed their hearts to testify about who Ekweremadus is.
He concluded: “We will all intensify our prayers, for the darkest hour of the night is drawing near to dawn.