My Attackers On Drugs, I’ve Forgiven Them —Ekweremadu
A former Deputy President of the Senate , Ike Ekweremadu, returned to the country on Monday and declared that he would not be seeking punishment for his attackers because he had forgiven them .
Ekweremadu, who spoke with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport on arrival from the trip , described his assault in Nuremburg , Germany on Saturday as an action carried out by a few misguided individuals .
He said his observation about them showed that they were under a heavy influence of drugs and alcohol .
He said, “ I had a feeling that they ( his attackers) were under the influence of alcohol and drugs . They did not represent the feelings of our people . I have forgiven them and I have moved on .
“ The government of Germany is free to do whatever they want to do about their case. ”
Giving details of what actually happened at the event; the former deputy senate president said his attackers had issues with the handling of the Operation Python Dance, a military operation in the South -East.
He said, “ The organisers asked me to come to the venue because the place was already full of guests including the Mayor of the town and the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany and I had to rush there .
“ When I got there , the Ambassador was not there yet but a lot of people had already assembled . I was excited and I alighted from my car to go and say hello to those standing in front of the hall.
“ A group of young people with IPOB emblem and shirts were also standing there . One of them then accosted me and said that we didn’ t do much when the Federal Government declared Operation Python Dance in the South -East.
“ They asked me to address them on the issue right there but I told them that it was part of the issues I would address when I wanted to speak during the programme but they said No !
“ They became agitated and started attacking me immediately .”