Governor Adams Oshiomhole

Three Governors – Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Rotimi Amechi of Rivers – did not attend the South-East/South-South governors meeting held on Sunday in Enugu.

The meeting was, however, attended by eight of the 11 governors in the two zones.

Governors who attended the meeting include Governors Theodore Orji of Abia; Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom; Liyel Imoke of Cross River and Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta.

Governors Sullivan Chime of Enugu and Peter Obi of Anambra also attended the meeting.

Though, governors Martin Elechi of Ebonyi and Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa were absent, they were represented by their deputies: Dave Umahi and John Gboribiogha, respectively.

Imoke, who is the Chairman of the South-South Governors? Forum, said the meeting focused on was how to promote unity in the zones among other issues.

He said the governors were not against the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, ?Governors of the South-East and South- South met again today. We deliberated extensively on the same issues that we discussed previously in our last meeting.

“Those deliberations are that we will continue to ensure that we focus on economic cooperation and unity and of course, focusing on our collective interest.?

Also, Obi, who is the chairman of South-East Governors? Forum, added that the governors are set to solve the challenges of oil theft in the country.

He said: ?Akwa Ibom and Abia States have reached an understanding to work with the private sector to reconstruct the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Road in order to improve economic activities in the two states.

?We (the governors) discussed the issue of oil theft and how we are going to curb it. We also discussed issue of ethnic harmony and how to promote it.?


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