South-East/S’South Govs’ Meeting: Amaechi, Dickson, Oshiohmole, Okorocha Missing

photoThe Governors of the South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country yesterday met at the Anambra state Governor’s Lodge, Awka where they resolved that a Southern Summit will be held in the first week of January, 2014.

The governors in attendance were Liyel Imoke of Cross River, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Godswil Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Theodore Orji of Abia, Sullivan Chime of Enugu and host, Peter Obi of Anambra and Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi being represented by his deputy, Mr. Dave Umahi.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Rochas Okorocha of Imo were absent from the meeting.

Briefing journalist after the meeting which lasted for more than four hours, Gov. Liyel Imoke said the only issue discussed was the proposed Southern summit which he said would attract prominent leaders from the southern states.

According to Imoke, the summit will offer a platform for cross-fertilization of ideas and contributions of input on common needs of the southern zones and the country with the ultimate aim of engendering economic and other activities that would be to the greater glory of Nigeria.

After addressing reporters, Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi introduced the APGA candidate in the Anambra State gubernatorial election, Dr. Willie Obiano to them and Obiano joined them in a group photograph.

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