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Saturday, September 16, 2017

South-East Governors Ban IPOB

The South-East Governors’ Forum on Friday proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting held at the Enugu Government House.

The meeting was attended by Governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Willie Obiano of Anambra and the Deputy Governor of Imo State.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, Ohanaeze President, Nnia Nwodo were also in attendance‎.

The communique was read by chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi.

It read in full:

“Communique Arising from the emergency meeting of South East Governors Forum at the Exco Chambers Government House, Enugu, on Friday, 15th September, 2017

In view of the prevailing security situation in the South East and its attendant consequences, the South East Governors hereby resolves as follows:

1. All activities of IPOB are hereby proscribed. IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on all national issues and submit to the Committee of Governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and National Assembly members from the South-East Zone, through their chairman, South-East Governors Forum.

2. All Governors of South-East Zone are to ensure compliance in their respective States.

3. South-East Governors Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and National Assembly Members do hereby reinforce their commitment to a united and indivisible Nigeria.

4. We also reinforce our desire for the restructuring of Nigeria where all national issues will be discussed and amicably settled to achieve justice and fairness to every Nigerian.

5. We reiterate our earlier position that the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra must hold.

6. Accordingly, we appeal to Mr. President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammad’s Buhari GCFR to please, withdraw the military in the Southeast zone, while police perform their traditional role of maintaining law and order.

7. South East Governors have taken concrete steps to protect lives and properties of indigenes and non indigenes in the south east.

8. We are in touch with the Northern Governors Forum they have assured us of the safety of all our people living in the north and we have also planned to exchange of visits between the Governors and to re-enforce the confidence of Nigerians in this respect.

9. In keeping with our earlier position, we wish to assure Nigerians that full investigation is ongoing on all allegations of killings, maiming and other unlawful conduct in the South-East Zone within this period. The Governors and the security agencies are in agreement that appropriate action will be taken against anyone found culpable.

10. We advice all residents of the South East to go about their normal businesses as Government of each state is committed to protecting everybody.

11. Finally, we advise our people in the south east to please be law abiding.

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  1. Killing is not good and nothing can justify that. Nice move

    1. Abeg Oh, in all of this crisis , where is Kanu?

    2. That coward is no where to be found na

  2. The east governors are only fighting for their selfish gain..... the people we voted for to president over us are the same people that handed us to our enemies. They never for once fought for our interest even wen Boko men we killing left and right their elite defended them in south south during the militant era their elders look for a way to make the situation a win situation for them now most of the militants are stinkingly rich what did ours do they handed us straight to do enemies God help us #saynotoallthesoutheasthgovernors#

  3. Finally....good step
    We can't afford more blood shed

  4. Yes, that's a great step.. He will play into hand of the military soon. Can't wait for him to be picked and locked up.

  5. finally they have woken up to see it's not about calling Kanu for meetings and discussing.

    There are intelligent ways to agitate and one step is articulating your position and justifying reasons why people should join your struggle and fight your course which i beliv this guy has not done but just clamouring for referendum and restructuring.

    In other news, the governors have seen their seats being threatened because once this goes overboard, state of emergency may be declared and the military takes over the helms of affairs.. God bless Nigeria..Cheers


  6. Day don break! The idiot should've been tamed long before now to avoid this nonsense and what still amaze me is that none of his immediate family is involved in the protest or have been shot, yet some gullible youths are dying for something thing they know nothing about. That is ignorant. May our youths receive sense in Jesus name Amen. Army should deal ruthlessly to anyone caught causing trouble all in the name of Ipob.

  7. A step in the right direction...UNITED WE SHALL STAND!!!


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