The President General of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has applauded the new found synergy and solidarity between governors of the South-East.
Nwodo told newsmen at the meeting of the South-East Governors’ Forum in Enugu on Sunday that the resurgence of the solidarity was the needed elixir for regional integration.
He said that the meeting of the governors, which was the first of its kind since the 2015 general elections, was in fulfillment of the promise made by Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo.
“I came to congratulate them for their synergy and their new found solidarity and the resurgence of that solidarity.
“I have promised that whatever misgivings they have between them is a storm in the tea cup and is grossly exaggerated and you can see that happening now,” he said.
Nwodo said that there was apprehension for sometime because the governors had not met in a long while, adding that they were back to business.
“The headquarters of Ohaneze is in Enugu and it is only courteous that as the president general, I should come and greet them and brief them about our activities as well as wish them well in their deliberations.
“All five of them are here. Nobody is represented by the deputy. They are in serious deliberation and I am grateful to God that this is happening,” he said.
Nwodo said that the governors from the zone had not been divided as widely speculated but had difficulty in meeting for a long time.
“I am infused that within two months of my coming into office they are back on the saddle, united and in total solidarity addressing the problems affecting us as a geographical region,” Nwodo said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi was elected Chairman of the forum at the meeting.