Bishop Ezeokafor, Ekwunife condemn xenophobic attacks in South Africa

As more Nigerians continue to condemn the recent xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other Africa immigrants in South Africa, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor and Senator elect for Anambra central senatorial zone, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife have described as a height man’s inhumanity to man the current xenophobic attacks South Africa and called for proper investigations into the incident.

Bishop Ezeokafor also enjoined all African political and religious ladders to fashion out ways on how to cushion the effects of the dastardly act, describing it as man’s inhumanity to fellow man and condemned the attack in its entirety.
In her own reaction, the senator elect for the Anambra central senatorial zone Mrs. Ekwunife described as barbaric the xenophobic attack by South African youths and called on the leadership of the country to investigate the cause of the pogrom that has led to death of many Nigerians and other Africans.
She spoke while addressing a group of traders’ union led by the Chairman of ASMATU, Chief Amayo Nweke who paid her courtesy call to congratulate her on her victory in the 28th March Presidential and National Assembly elections in Awka yesterday.
The Senator elect further called for proper investigation into the attack, adding that many Nigerians and other Africans have lost their lives and life time investments since the incident while calling on the South African President, Jacob Zuma to tackle the incident headlong.
She maintained that if no stiffer action was taken, such dastardly act could escalate to other sister African countries lamenting that such could draw the continent backwards while other continents are progressing in all geometrics.
The leader of the traders, Chief Anayo Nweke  who was also the candidate of the Africa Democratic Congress, ADC Senatorial candidate during the last National Assembly election for Anambra central zone said they came to congratulate Mrs. Ekwunife on her well deserved victory at the polls.

He said the traders voted overwhelmingly for her, adding that her issue based and aggressive grassroots based campaigns were responsible for her smooth run to the red chambers and called on her to always remember the traders who stuck their necks as against the directive of the state government to vote massively for her.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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