Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Ebonyi State government on Sunday reacted to the arrest of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in the United Kingdom.
The state government in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Uchenna Orji, said the state government stands with the embattled Senator at this trying moment and hopes that the truth and nothing but the truth shall guide the outcome of the matter.
The statement also noted that the state government is reaching out to the family of Mr David Okemini Ukpo, the complainant in the matter who is from Ebonyi State.
The state government while urging the UK government to give the Ekweremadu’s the benefit of the doubt also enjoined the members of the public to remain calm.
The statement reads: “Ebonyi State Government is following up the turn of events and twists that followed the medical intention of the former Deputy Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu over the health condition of his daughter, Ms Sonia Ekweremadu, and the circumstances that led to the detention of Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife in the United Kingdom.
“While we urge the UK Government to act progressively and meticulously and critically look at the intention and the minds of the detained family and please give them the benefit of the doubt, we enjoin the public especially those with shades of opinions and surge of anxieties to remain calm as we hope to see light at the end of the tunnel.
“The State Government is reaching out to the family of David Okemini Ukpo from Ebonyi State, whose information to the Metropolitan Authority of UK orchestrated the criminal charge against the Distinguished Senator and his wife.”
“The State Government stands with Senator Ike Ekweremadu at this trial moment and hopes that the truth and nothing but the truth shall guide the outcome of the matter,” the statement added.