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Release Kanu, South-East Govs urge FG

The South East Governors Forum says it will meet President Bola Tinubu to urge him to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and to also discuss other security concerns in the region.

The Forum disclosed this in a communique issued at the end of its meeting held at the Enugu State Government House on Tuesday.

In a unanimously decision, the governors agreed to engage in discussions with the Federal Government to ensure the immediate release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

The meeting which lasted for about six-hour, had in attendance all the five governors of the region, namely Peter Mbah (Enugu), Alex Otti (Abia), Prof Charles Soludo (Anambra), Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi), and Senator Hope Uzodimma (Imo).

In the communiqué, signed by all the governors, and read by the chairman of the forum and Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Governors also outlined the forum’s commitment to implementing the report of the South East Security and Economic Summit held in Owerri on September 28, 2023, with concrete plans and actionable steps.
The resolution partly read: “The Forum commiserated with Government and people of Abia State, Ebonyi State, Imo State, South East, Nigeria and Chief Ogbonnaya Onu’s Family on the demise of His Excellency, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

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“The Forum received the delegation of the Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCON and His Royal Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe CFR, Obi of Onitsha who came on a solidarity visit to the Forum.

“The Forum deliberated on the reviewed report of the South East Security and economic Summit held in Owerri on the 28th September, 2023 and agreed to implement the aspects of the report pertaining to security and economic integration and affirmed its desire to put actionable plans on the key issues agreed.

“The Forum resolved to visit Mr. President to discuss pressing issues concerning the South East Region.

“The Forum also resolved to interface with the Federal Government to secure the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.”

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