The South-east Governors’ Forum, headed by Gov. David Umahi, has dissociated self from a report making the rounds alleging that the body met behind closed doors, and accused the federal government of killing members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and other related issues.
Debunking the report Mr. Umahi declares that the report credited to one Nwankpa Osita Okere alleging that the forum met in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, where they accused the federal government of brutality on the Igbo ethnic nationality is false.
Mr. Umahi who is also the Governor of Ebonyi State, described the report as “tissues of lies from the pit of hell.”
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor,the governor described the report as nothing but a “figment of the writer’s imagination.”
He alleged that the said report was targeted at embarrassing the forum and cause friction between the governors of the zone and the federal government and also sabotages the ongoing peace process with IPOB.
“While it is our responsibility to protect the lives and property of our people including the IPOB, it is rather embarrassing to link the forum to whatever politics of bitterness in any part of the country,” he said.
“Firstly, the writer and his paymasters failed to meet up with the realities on ground as concerns the already initiated move between the governors’ forum and leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, reached during our last meeting in our secretariat in Enugu.
“It is, therefore, the wish of the forum to assure the general public that the communiqué raised during our last meeting with IPOB leadership still stands and anybody circulating any report contrary is the real enemy of Ndigbo and should be disregarded.”