The Nigerian Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzo Kalu, has reacted to claims that he suspended his planned medical check-up in Germany in order to avoid similar treatment Senator Ike Ekweremadu got from members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to the former governor of Abia State, the claim was not true and should be disregarded.
Ekweremadu, a former Senate President was on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany, attacked by some IPOB members at an Igbo event.
Reports in some quarters had claimed that Kalu had as a result of what happened to his colleague decided to cancel his medical trip to Germany.
But speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, Kalu said, “I have been in my country home interacting with the people and settling disputes. The news that I suspended my planned medical check-up in Germany was not true.
“I was invited by Igbo group in Spain to attend their function; I could not go because of the interaction with my constituents.”
Kalu is among Nigerians that condemned the attack on Ekweremadu. He had described it as “uncivilised, unacceptable and barbaric” and called Igbo people to ensure respect for their leaders at all levels.
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