South East governors and their counterparts from the South South on Sunday, held a meeting in Enugu. The governors discussed issues of national interest which includes ongoing agitations and call for restructuring.
The meeting was reportedly held at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.
Some South East governors and Igbo leaders had earlier held a meeting where they declared their support for a united Nigeria.
The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi stressed the need for cooperation between the South-East and the South-South at the meeting.
He said: “Igbo leaders had already met and agreed on a restructured Nigeria, where peace, love, equity and opportunities are paramount, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender and political affiliations.
“It is against this background, therefore, that the meeting of the South-East and the South-South, becomes important,”.
“I believe that a sustained South-East and South-South cooperation would foster and accelerate competitive development.
“Through inter-regional cooperation, we will be able to speak with one voice and form a greater political capital that will influence the Federal Government,”.
Amongst those present are Nyesom Wike, (Rivers); Ben Ayade, (Cross River); and Udom Emmanuel, (Akwa Ibom), Willie Obiano of Anambra State was represented by his deputy, Nkem Okeke, Okezie Ikpeazu, (Abia); Rochas Okorocha, (Imo); Dave Umahi, (Ebonyi); and Seriake Dickson, (Bayelsa).
Also present at the meeting were Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and the President of the Ohanaeze Nd’igbo, John Nwodo.