The Nigerian Students in their hundreds took over Enugu streets protesting the plan by the APC to remove Ekweremadu.
Speaking when he played host to members of protesting National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday, the Archbishop of Anglican Communion of the Enugu Province, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, blasted Governor Rochas Okorocha over his persistent attacks on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, had two weeks ago, said that Senator Ike Ekweremadu should be warming up to lose his seat as the Deputy Senate President, adding that he will replace Ekweremadu with a Senator-elect, Benjamin Uwajumogu from Imo State.
While reacting to Governor Okorocha’s comments at the Archbishop’s place in Enugu, the cleric maintained that Okorocha was pursuing anti-Igbo agenda.
According to DailyPost, Chukwuma declared: “We are saying that the Governor of Imo State should apologize to Ekweremadu because he has no right to be harassing him.
“The person who is going to the Senate under the APC is coming just for the first term; whether you like it or not, he must come and pay homage to Ekweremadu.
“How can you as a Governor who is just sponsoring one person, for the first time be threatening that you will remove Ekweremadu? It is not possible.
“What I am saying is that Okorocha should apologize and he should know that he is either an Igbo man or a bastard Igbo.
“He is a bastard Igbo if he does not apologize and we are ready to disown him because he is not in the same page with us as an Igbo man. If he was sent by agents from outside, they have failed.”