Allen Onyema: Southeast governors back Air Peace boss

Allen Onyema: Southeast governors back Air Peace boss

- Southeast governors said they were solidly behind the embattled chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema over his indictment by the US

- The governors urged President Buhari to support Onyema to ensure the matter is resolved

- A joint statement released by the governors, however, indicated that they dismissed the insinuation that some Nigerians were behind Onyema's indictment

Governors from the southeast geopolitical zone have revealed their position regarding the indictment of Allen Onyema, the CEO and chairman of Air Peace, over alleged fraud by the United States Department of Justice.

The five governors under the aegis of Southeast Governors Forum in a joint statement on Tuesday, December 3, said they will be rallying in support of the embattled Air Peace boss, Premium Times reports.

They, however, dismissed the insinuation that some Nigerians or government officials were behind Onyema's indictment.

The governors described the current development as what is commonly experienced by most businesses.

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They said Onyema has a cordial relationship with the federal government and has repeatedly acknowledged how President Muhammadu Buhari helped him to secure about five international licences.

The governors urged President Buhari to support the Air Peace boss in order to ensure that his business, which is important to Nigeria's economy, does not suffer.

They also called on the US ambassador to Nigeria to intervene in the matter to facilitate amicable resolution without jeopardising Onyema's reputation.

The governors reiterated that they were solidly behind the Air Peace boss to ensure his business continues to grow.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app earlier reported that a court in the US issued a warrant of arrest against Onyema, over the alleged money laundering and bank fraud.

The court documents showed that the warrant was signed by Justin Anand, an American magistrate of the US District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.

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