- The governors of the south-east states met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday August 30
- The governors told the IPOB leader that his group’s demands ‘must not be absolute’, even as they promised to engage in further dialogue with IPOB
- The governors present at the meeting were David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state and Anambra deputy governor, Nkem Okeke
Governors from Nigeria’s south-eastern states have declared that the only panacea to solve the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is dialogue and not confrontation.
According to Premium Times, the governors made their statement during a meeting with the IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday August 30.
NAIJ.com gathers that at the meeting which held at the Government House, Enugu, the governors promised to engage in further dialogue with the pro-Biafra group, even as they told Kanu that IPOB’s demands "should not be absolute".
The governors present at the meeting were governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi; governor of Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; and Anambra deputy governor, Nkem Okeke.
Their Imo and Abia state counterparts, Rochas Okorocha and Okezie Ikpeazu, were said to have travelled outside Nigeria.
Reading the communique after the meeting, the Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, stated: “The meeting agreed that these demands by IPOB should not be absolute, rather the south-east Governors shall immediately engage the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and the entire leadership of IPOB to further meetings and dialogue with a view to quickening the resolutions of all issues amicably.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that governors in the south-eastern part of Nigeria met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in Enugu.
The meeting, which held inside the Enugu Government House, also has His Royal Highness, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the father of the IPOB leader, in attendance.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerians reacting to the news of the Biafra Secret Service set up by Nnamdi Kanu.