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South East Governors Reach Resolution On MASSOB/ IPOB Protests

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By Chris Nomjov

Governors of the South East region of Nigeria, held a meeting on Tuesday, to discuss the growing spate of pro-Biafran protests by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

Present at the meeting were: Governor Ifeany Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and the deputy governor of Anambra state, Nkem Okeke.
The South East governors enjoined MASSOB/IPOB to embrace peace and dialogue, in order to address the economic development of the region.

The governors reached a resolved to put an end to the protests by agitators for secession. Also, they called for an emergency meeting slated for Sunday, November 22, to address the issues.

Those expected at the meeting include: all National Assembly members, all ministers and other invited guests from the zone.

It was also agreed that the South East governors would consult widely with: “Ohanaeze, traditional rulers, development unions, clergy and other stakeholders on how to ensure lasting peace in the zone.”

“In furtherance to this, the South East governors scheduled an emergency meeting of stakeholders on Sunday 22nd November, 2015 in Enugu.”

 

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