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Igbo Governors Keeping S/east Down, Scheming To Be VP, Ndigbo Lament by duro4chang(m): 8:51am On Sep 25, 2021
THE recent meeting by the Southern governors hosted by the Governor of Enugu State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has further painted a clearer picture to the people of the South East region and aided them in rating their governors.

Except the host governor, the other governors in the region namely, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Hope Uzodimma of Imo, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Willie Obiano of Anambra absented themselves from the meeting. In fact it was the opinion of many Igbo people that Ugwuanyi would have also absented himself if he was not the host. More worrisome was the fact that while three other governors sent their deputies to represent them, Anambra State was not represented at all.

Surprisingly, most of the governors from the South West and South – South were at the Enugu meeting, thus underscoring the importance they attach to such meetings in the present day Nigeria. Some Igbo people said they were taken aback by the failure of the South East governors to attend the meeting, which was properly scheduled after its previous one hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo –Olu of Lagos State. In other words, the Enugu gathering was not an emergency meeting as all the affected governors knew the next venue,” they argued.

Also, all the South East governors, except Hope Uzodinma of Imo, attended the earlier meeting hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State in May this year. The Asaba meeting was significant because that was where the Southern governors resolved to ban open grazing in the entire southern states. However, when it came to their turn to host the meeting, they chickened out.

There were insinuations that the governors’ lukewarm attitude towards issues that are of better interest to the region is as a result of their future individual political permutation. While some of them are beaming their searchlight at the center after their tenure as governors, others prefer to take the back seat in championing Igbo course, apparently out of fear of anti graft bodies.

. For instance, some people argue that the South East governors have not appreciated the dire need to tackle insecurity in the region because they do not want to offend some people who might play a role in determining their future political careers, saying that it was for that reason that the South East security outfit, Ebubeagu, fizzled out shortly after it was inaugurated, while its South West counterpart, Amotekun, is gradually securing the South West.

Also, while even many northern states have publicly opposed the continued existence of open grazing, governors in the South East are afraid to talk about it. Take the issue of Anambra State for example: a law for the abolition of open grazing was introduced for passage into law, but was immediately stepped down and to date some of the lawmakers do not want to speak on why the state does not want to pass the bill.
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Re: Igbo Governors Keeping S/east Down, Scheming To Be VP, Ndigbo Lament by Sufferingboy(f): 9:14am On Sep 25, 2021
Igbos are cowards.

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Re: Igbo Governors Keeping S/east Down, Scheming To Be VP, Ndigbo Lament by xnsandrxns: 9:49am On Sep 25, 2021
Hypocritical cowards
Re: Igbo Governors Keeping S/east Down, Scheming To Be VP, Ndigbo Lament by LLiKYekoba: 9:54am On Sep 25, 2021
yoruba stop deceiving yourself.
PDP will wait for APC to zone their ticket first. If it goes to SW, the PDP supports north, that's practical politics.

You have taken your turn, if you think the SE does not also deserve their own turn, then the SE will play the same sleazy politics you are trying to play.


No flimsy propaganda or blackmail will change that. If you are keen on southern presidency, support the SE in both parties, they are the only ones who have not had a turn in the South. That's justice and equity. Shikena!

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