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BREAKING: S/East Govs makes U-turn, says ready to dialogue with IPOB

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Jubilation as South East governors reportedly said to dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra.

South-East governors have said they are ready to engage in dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra to resolve their differences.

This is coming as IPOB ensures an order to all family units around the world to humiliate any Igbo political leader sighted off sore Nigeria after embarrassing former senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany over his role during the operation python dance.

While speaking with the PUNCH, David Umahi said they only banned but never prescribed the activities of the group.

The Ebonyi State governor, who spoke through his press secretary, Emma Uzo, made the remark while detailing meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari, urged IPOB to organize a meeting and extend invitation to the governors.

The Ebonyi State governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary,  Emma Uzo, asked IPOB to convene a meeting and invite the governors for discussions.

In his words: “IPOB are our children. They are our brothers and sisters. They fight for their fight on the pages of newspapers and social media, and it does not help. The best thing is for all of us to sit down and talk. The governors are ready to speak with them.

“They should have a way of coming home or convene a meeting and the governors will attend anywhere they want. Let us sit down and discuss it. And they should know that the governors did not proscribed them, they lack constitutional powers to proscribed them. They only banned  their activities in the region where they have jurisdiction.”

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IPOB had on Wednesday through  counsel for Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, Aloy Ejimakor, wrote to the governors, giving conditions for peace to reign.

IPOB, in the letter, titled ‘Operation Python Dance: An Open Letter To South-East Governors’,  demanded  “immediate and unconditional de-proscription of IPOB and delisting it as a terrorist organisation. A truth and reconciliation commission on the Python Dance lethal military operations of September 2017.”

“A public apology for the extrajudicial killing of IPOB members and desecration of the palace of an Igbo traditional ruler at Afaraukwu, Abia State. A genuine dialogue with IPOB on its  referendum  demand for  the restoration of Biafra and discontinuance of the ongoing prosecution of IPOB members and forbearance of any future arrests and prosecutions.” They added.

Responding to the demands, Umahi said the IPOB were channelling their demands to the wrong people.

“Why can’t they channel their grievances straight to the Federal Government? So, that demand is dead on arrival. It is not the  governors that will  apologise to them but rather they should apologise to the governors and Ndigbo.”

On whether they will lift the ban on  IPOB activities in the zone,  Umahi said the issue would be discussed at the meeting.

Meanwhile, the European Union Parliament has extended invitation to IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to them on what they fighting for and educate them on the new Biafra.

Kanu, disclosing this on Thursday, said he has accepted the call scheduled to hold on 10 September 2019 by 4-6 PM EST in Brussels, Belgium, the parliament Building.

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