Group slams Southeast governors over Biafran agitation

Group slams Southeast governors over Biafran agitation

- The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has accused the Southeast governors over Biafran agitations in the region

- CLO said that the governors have failed to realise that the discontent separatist groups in the zone arose because of frustrations

- The group, however, said there is no hope for the Southeast if the governors cannot condemn anything that affects the people from the region

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has blamed the Southeast governors for not condemning agitation and anything that affect the people they govern.

Legit.ng gathered this in a statement co-signed by Aloysius Attah and Pedro Azuogu, the group Southeast zone and chairman, Abia state chapter.

According to CLO, pro-Biafra agitations in the Southeast arose from the frustrations the people felt which were occasioned by their alienated leadership the governors provided.

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The statement read:''The governors failed to realise that the discontent and agitations from separatist groups in the zone partly arose from the frustrations occasioned by their alienated governance which seems to favour the few at the detriment of the majority thereby breeding lots of unengaged youths.

''There is no hope for the Southeast if our governors cannot take up the lead in condemning anything that affects the people they govern, fight for the zone’s equitable share from the centre in the ‘authoritative allocation of values’ and resources or ‘who gets what, when and how’ which politics is all about.

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''We are tempted to believe the assertion in some quarters that our governors take orders from the ‘caliphate’ and cannot attempt to injure the sensibilities of the ‘Aso Rock power brokers ‘hence they are always tongue tied and hands-in- cheek whenever occasion demands that they should rise up with requisite action in anger and reject any slap on the face of the Igbo''.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, Reno Omokri, released several tweets mocking the southeast governors for proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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