Return Home And Call A Meeting For Dialogue, We’ll Attend — SE Governors Tell Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB

South East Governors with Security Chiefs in the region after meeting to ban movement of cattle by Fulani herdsmen


South-East governors have said they are ready to engage in dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra to resolve their differences.

IPOB had threatened to attack South-East governors and other Igbo leaders outside the country after beating former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany for allegedly working their interest.

The Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, Chief David Umahi, told our correspondent on Thursday that they never proscribed IPOB, but rather they banned their activities in the region.

The Ebonyi State governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Uzo, asked IPOB to convene a meeting and invite the governors for discussions.

He said, “IPOB are our children. They are our brothers and sisters. They fight for their fight on the pages of newspapers and social media, and it does not help. The best thing is for all of us to sit down and talk. The governors are ready to speak with them.

“They should have a way of coming home or convene a meeting and the governors will attend anywhere they want. Let us sit down and discuss it. And they should know that the governors did not proscribed them, they lack constitutional powers to proscribed them. They only banned their activities in the region where they have jurisdiction.”

IPOB on Wednesday through Aloy Ejimakor, counsel for Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, wrote to the governors, giving conditions for peace to reign.

The group in the letter, titled ‘Operation Python Dance: An Open Letter To South-East Governors’, demanded “immediate and unconditional de-proscription of IPOB and delisting it as a terrorist organisation. A truth and reconciliation commission on the Python Dance lethal military operations of September 2017.”

The separatist group added, “A public apology for the extrajudicial killing of IPOB members and desecration of the palace of an Igbo traditional ruler at Afaraukwu, Abia State. A genuine dialogue with IPOB on its referendum demand for the restoration of Biafra and discontinuance of the ongoing prosecution of IPOB members and forbearance of any future arrests and prosecutions.”

But the governors said the group were channelling their demands to the wrong people.

Umahi said, “Why can’t they channel their grievances straight to the Federal Government? So, that demand is dead on arrival. It is not the governors that will apologise to them but rather they should apologise to the governors and Ndigbo.”

On whether they will lift the ban on IPOB activities in the zone, Umahi said the issue would be discussed at the meeting (convened by IPOB).

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Civil Society Organisation, Others Call For Immediate Removal Of Bukola Saraki


Bukola Saraki and Ali Ndume

As allegations and counter allegations continue to rock the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Stand up for Nigeria (SUN), a group made up off over 99 Civil Society Organizations, 70 freelance activists and 100 Non governmental organization (NGOs) have called for the removal of the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The group made this know in a statement signed by the National President, Sunday Attah in Abuja.
According to Attah,  the group is aimed at reclaiming the Senate from Saraki and his supporters to returning it back to the people of Nigeria.
He said that SUN is set to hold a 3 days rally at the Freedom Park in Lagos or Unity Fountain, Abuja next week.
“The Stand Up 4 Nigeria {SUN} which is the ray of hope and light to our generation is therefore calling on all well meaning Nigerians to join us  as we reclaim the Senate from Saraki and his boys and return it back to the people of Nigeria.


“We are also calling on those outside the seats of power to rise in their respective state capitals on MondayTuesday and Wednesday.
“No individual entity or group of persons should ever take the Nigerian people for a ride any longer.
“This is the last time anyone takes us for a fool for our collective sacrifices and patriotism to make Nigeria great. They are enjoying our mandate and we are withdrawing it unfailingly,” he said.
Attah further condemned the removal of Ali Ndume, adding that he must be brought back and that the Senate must carry out screening of  RECs as it is their constitutional role that must be carried out.      (Authority)

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