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Five southeast Govs to meet Buhari for Kanu's release


Hope for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu appears in sight as the five southeast governor had a meeting on Sunday and resolved to lead a delegation t the Federal Government to discuss the myriad of challenges affecting the region.

Also to be discuss at the proposed meeting is the prolonged detention Nnamdi Kanu who is almost spending two years in detention for his firm resolve to seek self-determination for the region.

The governors made the disclosure while speaking to journalists in Enugu, the Enugu State capital.

Among the burning issues to be discussed according to the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, are the Kanu's detention, the agitation for Biafra by the two pro-Biafra groups, IPOB and MASSOB.

In the meeting were the five southeast governors namely: Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Rochas Okorocha, Willie Obiano of Enugu, ‎Imo and Anambra.

While speaking Governor Umahi pointed out,  “today, we discussed a number of issues, but let’s first announce to you that our secretariat here in Enugu is now fully functional, so that if you have a need to contact the South-East Governors Forum, you do that through our secretariat. Fortunately it is also in government house Enugu.

Continuing, he said “On the issue of IPOB, MASSOB, Kanu’s detention, ecological problems of South East, various water dams that have been abandoned in South East, our challenges of power, our challenges of security, and other very many concerns of our people, the South East governors today agreed to meet with the various and appropriate authorities of federal presence to address these problems. We are very committed to this and actions already started on these issues.”
He added that they equally agreed “to meet with all stakeholders of South-East to discuss and address all issues that are of interest to our people.

“We approved economic committee of South-East governors and we have mandated then to immediately meet and fashion out roadmap towards our economic integration and this we will do in coming weeks so that they will present a road map for our economic indices and development in our next meeting.”

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