SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS MET IPOB LEADER, KANU
South East Governors on Wednesday met with the Leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB Nnamdi Kanu together with Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN and Evangelist Elliot Uko, at the Government House, Enugu.
The meeting, according to the Chairman of the South East Governors' Forum, Gov. David Umahi, who briefed journalists alongside Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, "deliberated on the demands of IPOB and noted their concerns accordingly".
"However, the meeting agreed that these demands by IPOB should not be absolute, rather the South East Governors shall immediately engage the leader of IPOB, Kanu and the entire leadership of IPOB to further meetings and dialogue with a view to quickening the resolutions of all issues amicably", the governor said.
Gov. Umahi noted that the Governors of Abia and Imo States travelled out of the country.
The meeting with the IPOB leader may not be unconnected with the recent move by the federal government to re-arrest him on alleged violations of his bail condition. Mr Kanu is currently on bail after being charged with alleged treasonable offences.
Mr. Kanu in a recent reaction dared the federal government to arrest him.
Kanu is currently agitating for a sovereign state of Biafra.