From PETRUS OBI, Enugu
Governors of the South-East and South-South states met again in Enugu yesterday but refused to disclose the details of their deliberations. It was however, believed that the meeting, which held behind closed doors, featured prominently, issues relating to the proposed National Conference.
The Igbo apex socio-cultural body, Ohaneze Ndigbo, which met on Saturday was believed to have presented its position on the conference to the South-East governors as the two zones seek to harmonise their stands ahead of the conference. Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, who said little about the meeting simply told expectant newsmen that it was a continuation of their last meeting. “As we continue to focus on economic cooperation and unity and of-course focusing on our collective interest while remaining committed to the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, he said.”
Only the governors of Abia, Theodore Orji; Sullivan Chime of Enugu, Peter Obi of Anambra and Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State attended the meeting. Ebonyi and Bayelsa states were represented by their deputies Mr. Dave Umahi and Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (retd).
The governors of Imo, Rivers, Edo and Akwa Ibom states were absent.