SE/SS Governors Meeting End In Owerri, Okorocha, Udom Briefs Journalists

By Vivian Iwu

As the auspicious meeting of South East / South South Governors ended in Owerri, Imo State Capital, the host Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Chairman of the Forum who is also the Governor of Akwaibom State, Emmanuel Udom, has brief Journalists on the outcome of the closed door meeting.
In his opening Remarks, the host Owelle Rochas Okorocha reiterated the firm desire of the Forum in seeking purposeful leadership and the best interest of the two Regions.
He harped on the need for Justice, Fairness and Equity to reign for even development of the Country.
Owelle Okorocha maintained that what unites the people of the South East / South South is more than Political Party affiliations, and called for Peace to reign in order to achieve economic and Social Transformation of the Region.
Briefing the Press, the Chairman of the meeting, Mr Emmanuel Udom explained that the Forum discussed issues bothering on the Proposed Amendment of the 1999 Constitution and resolved to take a position that would be in the best interest of the two Regions.
According to him, the Forum appreciated the roles played by some prominent patriots in instituting broad based negotiations within the Regions of the North and South East, which led to the setting aside of the so called quit notice of the Arewa Consultative Forum.
Mr Udom maintained that the efforts by the Governors and other Stakeholders in maintaining Peace and stability in the two Regions would soon translate to increased Dividends in the form of greater attention to the infrastructural and basic needs to the Region.
He emphasised that the Forum called on the Federal Government to address the Infrastructural Darth’s and other needs of the Region, pointing out that the leadership of the two Regions have also agreed to go in one direction that would be beneficial to the political future of the Regions. Present at the meeting were Governors; Yesom Wike of River State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Syrake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers, Udom Emanuel of Akwaibom, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Deputy Governor of Anambara State, Dr. Nkem Okeke.

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