JUST IN: South east governors, Ekweremadu in closed-door meeting over tension in southeast
- The governors of the south east states have entered into a meeting over the recent tension in the zone
- The chairman of the forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi state, and his Abia counterpart arrived the Enugu government house venue of the meeting
- Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), was earlier expected at the meeting
The governors of the south east states have entered into a meeting in Enugu state expected to deliberate on the recent clash between the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and Nigerian Army in the region.
The governors are expected to meet with some leaders of the zone to deliberate and come out with a blueprint on how to address the situation and challenges being posed by Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of the forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi state, and his Abia state counterpart, have arrived the Enugu Government House venue of the meeting; where they were welcomed by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
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It was learnt that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state and his Imo counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, have also arrived at the venue along with Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.
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Kanu, however, had announced his withdrawal from the meeting two days ago when he alleged that the army was planning to ambush and kill him on the way to the meeting.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Kanu finally released a statement since the Tuesday, September 12, siege laid at his residence by troops of the Nigerian military.
You can watch this Legit.ng TV video below of Kanu's lawyer talking about the military invasion of his house: