The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has expressed its displeasure with a suit seeking to declare Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s seat in Enugu West vacant.
A lawyer, Ogochukwu Onyema, had petitioned a federal high court in Abuja to appoint him as Ekweremadu’s replacement.
Ekweremadu has been detained in the United Kingdom since July.
The senator and his wife, Beatrice, are charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person for the purpose of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.
In a statement on Thursday, Okwu Nnabuike, president of the youth council, described the suit as “acidic”, adding it is expected of people to empathise with the senator.
“We find it agonizing that any human being could come up with this kind of satanic and acidic suit against Senator Ike Ekweremadu,” Nnabuike said.
“It is even more cruel coming at a time when it has been revealed that Senator Ekweremadu is facing health challenges in detention. One expects any person with conscience to empathize with the lawmaker in the face of these challenges.
“As an Enugu West man whom Ekweremadu is representing, he has never shown sympathy since Ekweremadu started going through all these difficulties.
“The only thing he could do was to institute a court case against Ekweremadu. This reconfirms our fear that the enemies are within. So many people have a hand on what befell Ekweremadu, but man is not God.
“We call on the plaintiff to immediately withdraw that suit for the sake of posterity and human conscience. Nobody is immune to health challenges, it can happen to any other person.
“Barr. Ogochukwu Onyema should without wasting time withdraw the satanic suit if indeed he is a true Igbo man, who is known to be their brother’s keeper.”