South East Governors Will not Apologise to IPOB, Umahi Replies Group


Ebonyi state Governor,Dave Umahi has said governors from the southeastern part of the country will not apologise to the members of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

Umahi who is also the chairman of Southeast Governors Forum disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday when he fielded questions from state house correspondents after meeting with president Muhammadu Buhari. The governor said they did not proscribe the group and hence do not owe them any apology.

He said,“We have no apology for IPOB because we did not proscribe them. “Yes, we are the leaders of the people and we had to speak against their activities.”

On the order to attack Southeast governors and some leaders from the region whenever they visit foreign countries, Umahi dared the group by promising to offer them his travel itineraries.

“IPOB have no powers to place travel ban on governors or anyone; I will even tell IPOB any time I intend to travel” he said.

The governor said he was at the state house to seek the support of the president for reactivation of the passage of the South East Development Commission bill in the National Assembly. He also said he went to thank the president for the closure of the Enugu International airport for urgent repairs.


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