South East Governors have technically knocked off the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu by asking him to leave them to handle all the grievances that had led to his agitating for a Biafran Republic.
In a communiqué read by the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi at the end of the meeting today, Wednesday, the governors promised that series of such meetings would be held subsequently to thrash out issues that have been agitating the minds of Kanu and his group.
The communiqué asked Kanu to stay further action and to call his members to order, even as the governors also asked other Igbo organizations with similar agenda to suspend it.
The governors who attended the meeting, held in Enugu, are Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state; David Umahi of Ebonyi state and the deputy governor Anambra state, Nkem Okeke, representing Governor Willie Obiano.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state were absent and were not represented.
Also in attendance were Professor Ben Nwabueze, and founder of the Igbo Youth Movement, Evangelist Elliot Uko.
Other issues which were tackled by the meeting which was held behind closed doors, were the IPOB’s call for a boycott of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State on November 18, and the group’s recent establishment of a ‘Biafra Secret Service’ among others. [myad]