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SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS FORUM

South East govs reject ranching in zone

  • Back Ohanaeze on restructuring

Magnus Eze, Raphael Ede, Enugu

South East governors and other Igbo leaders yesterday said no to the establishment of cattle ranch in Ebonyi State or any state in the zone as proposed by the Federal Government.

The governors also declared support for the ongoing call for restructuring of Nigeria by the apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and three other geopolitical zones of the country.

These formed part of the highlights of a nine-point communiqué issued by the forum, after its meeting at the Lion Building, Government House, Enugu, yesterday.

Chairman of the forum, David Umahi, who read the communiqué, said: “Ndigbo’s stand on restructuring of Nigeria was presented to the forum by the Ohanaeze president, based on the resolutions arising from the Awka enlarged Igbo meeting.

“He also laid down the template to the governors. The forum thanked Ohanaeze for a job well done and reiterated its earlier stand that restructuring is the only way forward for Nigeria.

“The forum also decided that the governors would take a look at the template of restructuring and make its final stand clear by the next meeting of the forum.”

The governors decried the increasing challenges posed by the movement of herdsmen from one state and region to another with

the resultant effect of massive destruction of farmland; and the attendant clashes with farmers in the zone.

He said governors have been spending huge funds in settling farmers; whose farms and crops were destroyed. He requested for an emergency meeting in South East, with federal security chiefs, farmers and herdsmen to stop the movements and prevent the clashes.

“The forum approved to support the setting up of an industrial and infrastructure development bank to fast track capital flow for rapid development of the region, as a private initiative.”

On the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline in the area, the forum said NNPC

Manager on Security, Dr. Sam Otobeze, briefed them on the repairs going on at Emene depot and assured that the pipeline will soon be fully repaired and NNPC may start pumping to the depot very soon.

The governors, however, commiserated with the governor of Plateau State and his people on the recent killings, while demanding justice for the Plateau people.

“We condemn the killings and join other regions to demand justice for Plateau people,” the governors said.

Others at the meeting include, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Willie Obiano of Anambra State, represented by his deputy, Dr. Ikem Okeke and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, who was also represented by his deputy, Ude Oko Chukwu.

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  1. Kabiyeze 9th July 2018 at 6:09 am

    Good one. This will send a strong message. Rather than ruler seing the whole nation as his constituency, ruler has decided to excise three regions in development and federal presence. Now that election is approaching, ruler wants to use terrorism, intimidation to return by all means. He now wants to bring in all Fulani’s everywhere in the world and settle them in every village in the country, issue them PVC to still collect 12 million votes and then bring the worst ever dictatorship in the history of mankind. It mean that if only Fulani’s will give him power then every other race can go to hell in his second coming. Thank you again South East governors. If he likes let him use Python Dance to bring the terrorists by force. South East is ready for him. Thank you especially Umahi and Okorocha. I will advise Okorocha to contest APC primary and collect the candidacy from the tribalist

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 9th July 2018 at 7:24 am

    Either you stand for end of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic or you go down in the hands of the enemy or with the enemy in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which ends in Sokoto- the sit of the satan of this natives territory. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

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