South East Govs, Ohaneze To Meet Over Pro-Biafra Protests

South East Govs, Ohaneze To Meet Over Pro-Biafra Protests

The recent spate of protests in the South East has prompted the governors in the region to fix a meeting with influential apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, in order to find a resolution to the issue.

South East Govs, Ohaneze To Meet Over Pro-Biafra Protests
Pro-Biafra protests at Aba today

The meeting will be held in Owerri, the Imo state capital this weekend at the instance of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha.

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The meeting is geared towards finding a lasting solution to the rising activities of the protests which is fast spreading across the region.

Recall that Okorocha had earlier denounced the activities of the protesters, adding that the Igbo people cannot afford to have another Boko Haram situation in the region.

In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor stated that the protests are highly embarrassing, disturbing and counter-productive.

He said: “The pro-Biafra protests could not be in the interest of the Southeast people but are only sending wrong signals to the rest of Nigerians.  And it has become increasingly necessary for the governors in the zone, Ohaneze leaders and other stakeholders in the area to meet, to call a spade, a spade.

“It is also expected that at the end of the Owerri meeting, the governors and other leaders will take a common position and will also invite the leaders of the pro-Biafra groups for a meeting, to let them know the socio-economic and political implications of their activities including their demand for sovereignty in a united Nigeria.”

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Meanwhile, the commercial city of Aba is the latest city in the South East to witness Pro-Biafra protests as the commercial city witnessed a procession today, November 9, by members of the Move­ment for the Ac­tualization of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Independent Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB).

It will be recalled that IPOB supporters has been protesting against Kanu’s detention in Rivers, Anambra, Enugu and Delta states.


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