Monday, October 21, 2013
S’East, S’South govs re-affirm support for Jonathan
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
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.