Yesterday, the South East Governors’ Forum says it will engage the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to find solutions to its agitations.
The Chairman of the forum, Gov. Dave Umahi disclosed this on Wednesday in Enugu in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting between members of the forum and iPOB leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.
Umahi, who is the governor of Ebonyi said that the meeting deliberated on the demands of the group and had noted their concerns.
“However, the meeting agreed that the demands by IPOB should not be absolute, rather, the governors shall immediately engage the IPOB to further meetings,” he said.
The governor said that the meeting, which would also have in attendance other notable leaders of the group, would be aimed at quickening the resolution of all issues amicably.
“We, therefore, request from all concerned to give the governors opportunity to amicably sort out the problems,” Umahi said.
Governors in attendance during the meeting were Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Anambra Deputy Governor, Chief Nkem Okeke.
Others were Prof. Ben Nwabueze (SAN) and Mr Elliot Uko, leader of Igbo Youth Movement.