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Okorocha to meet S/east govs over Biafra protests

Governor Rochas Okorocha will meet with other governors in the South-east, leadership of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and other stakeholders in the zone over the recent…

Governor Rochas Okorocha will meet with other governors in the South-east, leadership of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and other stakeholders in the zone over the recent protests by pro-Biafra groups.
A statement issued yesterday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary stated that the meeting is expected to take place at the weekend in Owerri.
The statement said all necessary arrangements had been made to ensure  the success of the meeting.
Okorocha had earlier disassociated governors and leaders of the South-east from the protests, describing the action as “embarrassing, disturbing, counter-productive and to a large extent, distracting”.
He said the pro-Biafra protests were sending wrong signals to the rest of Nigerians. 
He said:”It is necessary for governors in the zone, Ohaneze leaders and other stakeholders in the area to meet and call a spade, a spade”.
It is expected that at the end of the Owerri meeting, the governors and other leaders will take a common position on the matter.  
Governor Okorocha said the governors and leaders in the zone could no longer sit and watch the situation degenerate. He maintained that the Igbos as a people could not  afford to have “their own Boko Haram”.
“I wonder why the pro-Biafra apologists kept quiet all these years only to resume their violent protests and activities this time and only a few months after the new administration in the country came on board,” he said.
The governor assured that decisions would  be taken in the overall interest of Igbos and the entire Nigerians.

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