Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt
Some Governors of the South-East and apex socio-cultural organization of the Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo are in a crucial meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike in Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Though the agenda of the meeting could not be immediately ascertained, our correspondent reports that it may not be unconnected with the recent issues concerning the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People Organization of Biafra and Wike’s stand on the issue.
Also at the meeting were selected leaders of the Igbo community in Rivers State.
Some prominent names at the meeting include Governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and his Abia State counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu as well as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Wodo.
Also at the meeting which just ended was prominent Igbo politician and chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Chief Emmanuel Iwanyanwu.
Speaking, Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, warned Igbos to be wary of IPOB because “the outlawed group is trying to instigate another civil war”.
Umahi said they were in Rivers State to ascertain the veracity of the news circulating in the social media over alleged killing of Igbo people living in the state, saying their findings proved otherwise.
Also speaking, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo said the meeting has reinforced the existing relationship between Igbos and the people of Niger Delta and described Wike as a champion of restructuring of Nigeria and a man who loves justice.
He explained that the leadership of Igbos cannot remain aloof while some misguided few who did not experience the brutal reality of the last civil war continue to fan the ember of disunity.
Nwodo said he was elated to hear from Igbo leaders that under the leadership of Governor Wike, Igbo businesses have continued to thrive.