– Governors of South East and South South Nigeria met in Enugu on Sunday evening – The meeting came on the heels of another meeting of South East governors and other leaders – The meeting is to address Biafra agitation and form a formidable alliance to demand federal government to restructure the nation As the agitation for Biafra continues in the two region, governors of South East and South South Nigeria met at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu on Sunday evening. The governors met to deliberate of the ongoing agitation for Biafra in the region, especially by the youths.
The meetings of governors of the two regions in Enugu, is to find a way to form a strong alliance that can push forward the demand for a restructured governance and the best way to handle agitation coming from the youths. Read more:
According to a report by Punch, the Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who addressed the opening session of the meeting said:are joined by tradition, geography and brotherhood, and also by common challenges.” He noted that Igbo leaders had already met and agreed “on a restructured Nigeria, where peace, love, equity and opportunities are paramount, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender and political affiliations.” “It is against this background, therefore, that the meeting of the South-East and the South-South, becomes important Read more:
I believe that a sustained South-East and South-South cooperation would foster and accelerate competitive development. “Through inter-regional cooperation, we will be able to speak with one voice and form a greater political capital that will influence the Federal Government,” he added. The governors however proceeded to a closed door session after the initial opened meeting.
The governors in attendance are: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia adn Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state, Willie Obiano of Anambra represented by his deputy, Nkem Okeke. The South South governors at the meeting are: Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state. Read more