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S'EAST GOVS, LEADERS MEET JONATHAN TODAY

By NBF News

After securing audience with the president for today (Monday), the South East Governors' Forum is set to lead some of the leaders from the South-East Geo-political zone to meet with the president to discuss issues affecting the zone.

The meeting was at the instance of the governors of the zone, who are said to be trying everything possible to galvanize the zone into speaking with one voice.

One of those in the delegate to see the president, who pledged to remain anonymous, said he normally did not undertake such meetings in the past but was compelled to join this one because, according to him, it was obvious that the current set of governors realized the importance of being together and they were pursuing it religiously.

He also said though the governor belonged to different parties, but that they now commendably emphasized what would be of benefit to the zone as against individual pursuits.

Though the agenda was not yet clear but our sources said that the delegation would likely discuss the issues of security, the second Niger Bridge, the making of Enugu airport and international airport, the upgrade of Sam Mbakwe Airport, ecological problems, the issue of marginalization, power problem with the president.

When contacted on the meeting, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Peter Obi (chairman of South East Governors Forum) on Communication, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubabuko, who acknowledged that such a meeting would take place today, said the public should wait till after the meeting to see the issues, which would be made public as the meeting, according to him, was not a private one and has not mandated him to talk about the agenda.