Hundreds of residents of the South-East, on Friday, trooped out to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu where they received former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a week after being attacked in Nuremberg, Germany by a pro-Biafra group.
Ekweremadu, who later addressed the crowd in his Enugu residence, commended them for coming out to welcome him and demonstrate their solidarity.
He said that he had forgiven those that attacked him, noting that he went to Germany to meet with Ndigbo resident in Germany to brainstorm on issues about their progress and bringing investment home.
Ekweremadu said: “We went to Germany to meet our brothers who invited us to be part of their event which holds every year with plans to discuss with Germany authorities to bring industries to the South-East.
“We want to discuss serious business bothering on the development of the zone and that is why nothing happened to us as they planned.”
He further said he is from the South-East just as those that attacked him, adding that he had been involving everyone in development aspect.
However, the Youth Leader of Ohaneze Worldwide, Mr. Arthur Nwankwo, who welcomed Ekweremadu, appealed to him to forgive IPOB members who attacked him and continue his good work.