Southeast Governors, Stakeholders, Clergy, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Women Groups, Organize Peace Meeting For Igbo Community In Rivers State And Nyesom Wike, Governor Of The State.
Southeast Governors and selected top leaders of the Igbo extraction, as well as the clergy and women groups have organized meeting with Igbo community in Rivers state and the Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, to make peace between the two parties.
The groups deemed it necessary to organize the meeting following the rumour recently making round on social media that the Governor of Rivers state allegedly ordered security agents to kill the Igbos in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers state over crisis that erupted in the area when hoodlums highjacked the Nationwide peaceful EndSARS protest by the genuine youths.
During the meeting some of the Igbo community representatives were given opportunity to air their views on the relationship between the Igbo community and government of Rivers state, and as well on the social media rumour which claimed the alleged killing of the Igbos in the state.
The Igbo community described the news as a mere rumour fabricated by rumour mongers whose ambition was to disrupt good relationship between the state Governor and Ndi Igbo in Rivers state.
Present at the meeting which was held at the Rivers state Government House at Port Harcourt include the Chairman Southeast Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Engineer Dave Umahi who presided over the meeting, Governor of Abia state Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano represented by his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke.
Others include President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Leader of Igbo Elders Association, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, former governor of Rivers state, Mr Peter Odili, among others.
By Emmanuel Okonkwo (ABS Government House Correspondent)