The All Progressive Congress condemned the attack on former Senate vice president and interim senator Ike Ekweremadu by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra in Nuremberg, Germany, last Saturday.
The party in power in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated that those involved in the despicable actions and the organization they represented are not worthy of character.
“No Nigerian should be assaulted in the manner Senator Ekweremadu was. It is an indecent action and it is below the acceptable standard of behaviour expected of our citizens whether in Nigeria or abroad.
“It is, however, regrettable that some of the people and organisations who had offered these irresponsible elements open support in the past are raising their voices now.”
The APC blamed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for supporting IPOB in the past when it was promoting division in the country.
“The PDP and its leaders chose to play politics over a matter that called for collective patriotic actions when IPOB raised a terror group in the South East.
“It is clear that PDP and its other shortsighted co-travellers who were the main cheerleaders of IPOB owe this country an apology. IPOB hid under regional identity to perpetrate criminality having recruited some misguided elements and miscreants.
“Are we surprised by the PDP’s hypocritical reaction to the unfortunate attack on Senator Ekweremadu? No!
The PDP and their leaders have acted true to type. This is what happens when politicians become myopic and allow narrow sentiments becloud their sense of judgement.
“We all have a responsibility to collectively rise against evil wherever we find it and in whatever guise it appears. We hope lessons have been learnt from this unfortunate incident.”