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S’East govs to meet FG over Nnamdi Kanu; seek political solutions to impasse

Governors in the South-East geo-political zone of the country are planning to meet with representatives of the Federal Government aimed to discuss the case of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

This was disclosed by the South East Governors Forum.

The Forum said that the meeting would ensure that political solutions were deployed in the court case of the IPOB leader.

Recall that Mazi Kanu is currently facing trial at an Abuja High Court and is at the moment in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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The Forum and said that the meeting would address the violence in the South East and the sit-at-home orders issued by different groups of agitators.

The plan of the Forum was disclosed in a press release issued by the Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum, Dave Umahi, copies of which were made available to journalists, on Thursday.

The statement read in part, “We are aware of the various illegal orders of sit-at-home by different groups of state agitators for our people of South East to sit at home every Monday and from 5th to 10th November, 2021.

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“Whereas we have identified some of the spokespersons of some of these groups and we have been engaging them to stop all forms of violence and illegalities in South East and allow South East leaders to address all issues raised by them, we are however working with security agencies, our local security and our leaders to protect the lives of our people and to address all issues raised.

“We thank Ohaneze Ndigbo for a good job they did through their various committees in raising various solutions towards addressing all issues raised by our young children.

“South East Governors are studying their reports with the elders and leaders of the various South East States and very soon, we will be meeting with Federal Government of Nigeria on these issues including deploying political solutions in the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu which we have already initiated.”