Traditional, religious and political leaders of the southeastern region has opened up following the ongoing agitation in the region.
According to a report by Punch, South-East leaders in a recent meeting which held on Saturday, June 19 at Enugu, has condemned the activities of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) in the region and said they’re fully in support of a ‘United Nigeria’.
For the past few weeks, lots have been going on the South East following the heavy military presence in the region, killings and maiming of youths of the region and civil unrest have been making headlines in recent times as the IPOB agitators defied the proscription of the group by seeking for a sovereign state of Biafra.
However, the South-East leaders led by the Chairman of South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi, the Governor of Ebonyi state have risen from the meeting after reaching an agreement that the region stands solid for a United Nigeria and nothing more.
“We the Igbo do reaffirm our commitment to a United Nigeria under the platforms of justice, equality of rights, fairness, love, and respect for one another.
“We condemn in totality the activities of violent secessionist groups in the South-East and elsewhere. We firmly proclaim that we do not support them and they do not speak for the South-East.”
This comes barely few weeks after the May 30 Sit-At-Home directive by the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Many South East governors have been exchanging words with Nnamdi Kanu over his war-mongering command.