Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace (IPTP) holding in Ethiopia, to pay special attention to the xenophobic attacks on the African continent.
Mr Ekweremadu made the call on Monday at the opening plenary of the IPTP, October session in Addis-Ababa.
Ekweremadu, who chairs the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the IPTP said ”since we are holding this session in Africa, permit me to mention the issue of xenophobia, a development that worries me.
“There is a growing trend in acts and incidences of intolerance, which is destroying the brotherhood, peace, and mutual relationship among the people of Africa. As a special parliament focusing on tolerance and peace, we will not close our eyes to the cases of xenophobia wherever it exists, he said.