Following the swelling of ranks of pro-Biafra protesters and the unsettling implications of the continued agitations, the Governor of Imo State and Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha, will meet with other governors in the South-East, the leadership of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, and other stakeholders in the geo-political zone to talk and agree on how to check the activities of pro-Biafra groups in the region.
According to a statement signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, the spokesman to the governor, the meeting is expected to take place this weekend in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Already the governor has begun to make all the necessary contacts to ensure that all those expected to be at the meeting, would be in attendance, the statement added.
Okorocha had earlier, taken exception to violent pro-Biafra protests in some of the South-East states and few other neighbouring states.
Okorocha had dissociated governors and leaders in the South-East states from the MASSOB protest describing the whole exercise as embarrassing, disturbing and a counter-productive distraction.
According to the governor, the pro-Biafra protests could not be in the interest of the South-East people but is rather sending wrong signals to the rest of Nigerians.
He said it has become increasingly necessary for the governors in the zone, Ohaneze leaders and other stakeholders in the area to meet and decide how to redress the development.