Governors of the South-east states told the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups, that the demand for a Biafra state should not be absolute.
The Governors made this known after meeting with some Biafra groups in Enugu on Wednesday.
Also in attendance at the meeting were elder statesman, Prof Ben Nwabueze and Igbo Youths Movement leader, Evangelist Elliot Uko.
Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state who read a terse communique said the meeting “agreed that these demands by IPOB should not be absolute”.
He said, rather, the Governors shall immediately engage the leader of IPOB and the entire leadership of IPOB to further meetings and dialogue with a view to quickening the resolutions of all issues amicably.
Only two of the Governors, Umahi of Ebonyi State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, were present while Deputy Governor Nkem Okeke represented the Governor of Anambra state.
Immediately after reading the communique, Kanu and his entourage left while The Governors continued with the meeting.
The meeting was held at the Enugu State governor’s lodge in Enugu.
Emmanuel Uzor, the Chief Press Secretary of Ebonyi State had earlier said on his Facebook page that the meeting was expected to address the call by IPOB for boycott of the November 18 Anambra governorship election, among other issues.