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S’East govs to fulfill Tinubu for Nnamdi Kanu’s launch

The South-East Governors Forum, on Tuesday, resolved to go to President Bola Tinubu and interface with the Federal Government to safe the discharge of the detained chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The governors made the decision at their assembly in Enugu on Tuesday.

The assembly, which lasted about six hours, had in attendance all of the 5 South-East governors: Peter Mbah (Enugu); Alex Otti (Abia); Prof Charles Soludo (Anambra); Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi) and Senator Hope Uzodimma (Imo).

In a five-point communique, collectively signed by all of the governors, the discussion board resolved to activate actionable plans with a view to implementing the report of the South-East Security and Economic Summit held in Owerri in September final 12 months.

“The Forum resolved to go to Mr. President to debate urgent points in regards to the South-East area.

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

The discussion board additionally expressed grief over the loss of life of a former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and the primary civilian governor of Abia State, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

The ex-minister died on April 11, 2024, on the age of 73.

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 “The Forum commiserated with the federal government and other people of Abia State, Ebonyi State, Imo State, South-East Nigeria and Chief Ogbonnaya Onu’s household on the demise of His Excellency, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

“The Forum acquired the delegation of the previous President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCON and His Royal Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe CFR, Obi of Onitsha who got here on a solidarity go to to the Forum.

“The Forum deliberated on the reviewed report of the South East Security and Economic Summit held in Owerri on the 28th of 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 communique learn.

The Federal Government, below ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, arrested Kanu in 2015 over his push for the secession of the Igbo from Nigeria.

The authorities is prosecuting Kanu for treason and he has been in detention since 2015.

He was launched on bail in 2017 and fled the nation throughout an invasion of his house in Umuahia by the army.

Kanu was recaptured in Kenya in 2021 and has since been within the detention facility of the Department of State Services because the courtroom wouldn’t grant him bail once more.

Many leaders of thought imagine that Kanu’s launch from detention would assist to douse the heightened insecurity within the South-East occasioned by IPOB’s secessionist agitation.

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