Former Governor of Abia State and sitting Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, has cancelled his trip to Spain, after members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Germany, attacked former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday.
Kalu however, said that his decision to ditch the trip, was not to avoid assault from members of IPOB.
In statement on Monday night, Kalu explained that he has been in his country home, Igbere, interacting with members of his Constituency, since the National Assembly went on recess. The Lawmaker, said that he has held several meetings with the people of Abia North, at his residence, in Igbere.
The statement reads: “I have been in my country home interacting with people from my Constituency, and settling disputes.
“The news that I suspended my planned medical trip abroad, is not true.“I was invited by an Igbo group in Spain, to attend their function, I could not go, because of the interaction with my Constituents.”
There are reports that in the last 24-hours, many prominent Igbo Leaders are now afraid to leave the shores of Nigeria, over the fear of being attacked by IPOB, allegedly.