Governors from the southeast have reacted to the alleged directive by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to its members that they should attack politicians from the zone.
The governors said the directive is not the solution to the agitations of the group.
The governors spoke in reaction to an attack on Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy president of the Senate, by supporters of IPOB in Germany.
In a statement issued by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on behalf of his colleagues through his spokesperson, Emma Uzo, Umahi explained that he and his colleagues do not have any issues with IPOB.
While noting that insecurity is a national challenge under the purview of the federal government, the governors asked the organisation’s members to return home and clear any grievances they have against the politicians.
“What happened was a security issue which was within the purview of the federal government. Attacking governors in a foreign land is a wild goose chase. We love them because they are our children.
“IPOB cannot achieve Biafra alone, except with the collaboration of all stakeholders including the governors. They don’t need to attack the governors to achieve Biafra,” Umahi said.
Umahi also urged the members of IPOB to unite with the governors and the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to achieve presidency from the region in 2023.
“We want them to be close to us instead of taking the struggle to the international arena,” it said.
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