Monday, 10 July 2017

South East, South South governors meet over agitations, restructuring

South East and South South governors on Sunday held a meeting in Enugu over ongoing agitations and call for restructuring.

The meeting was reportedly held at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.

Some South East governors and Igbo leaders had earlier held a meeting where they declared their support for a united Nigeria and called for restructuring.

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi stressed the need for cooperation between the South-East and the South-South at the meeting.

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,” the governor added.

He said the collaboration between the South-East and South-South would give the two zones more influence at the federal level.

“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 said.

Other governors at the meeting include Okezie Ikpeazu, (Abia); Rochas Okorocha, (Imo); Dave Umahi, (Ebonyi); and Seriake Dickson, (Bayelsa).

Others are Nyesom Wike, (Rivers); Ben Ayade, (Cross River); and Udom Emmanuel, (Akwa Ibom).

Willie Obiano of Anambra State was represented by his deputy, Nkem Okeke.

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