- Southeast governors resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari
- The governors said they intend to address the issue of the welfare of Ndigbo with the president
- This was part of what was discussed at the governors’ meeting held in Enugu
The Southeast Governor’s Forum resolved to take up the issues concerning the welfare of the people of the zone with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The chairman of the forum, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, disclosed this on Monday, October 14, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the governors’ meeting held in Enugu.
Umahi, however, declined to disclose to the media the details of what they hoped to discuss with the president.
“We resolved that we are going to meet the president over the welfare of our people. When we come back we will tell you the details of the meeting,” Umahi said.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that governors of Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu and the deputy governor of Imo attended the meeting.
Also in attendance were the leader of the southeast National Assembly caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, and some prominent religious leaders in the zone.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, stated that the north can keep power for 100 years if it likes, saying democracy is all about numbers and the region has the numerical strength to achieve it.
Abdullahi stated this while speaking on perceived permutations as Nigeria looks forward to another general election in 2023.
He told Daily Sun that the north will only support candidates from the region in the race for 2023 presidency.
He emphasized that zoning or power shift, which many southern leaders are agitating for is unconstitutional and would not be supported by northern leaders.
Asked if there was an unwritten agreement among northern leaders to oppose the return of the presidency to the south in 2023, Abdullahi said it was only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that had a power shift agreement, adding that it is not in the Nigerian constitution.
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