Monday, 10 July 2017

South East, South South Governors’ Forum emerges

South East, South South Governors’ Forum emerges

Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State was appointed as the the chairman of the Forum at the first meeting of the forum held on Sunday night at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.

A new group, South East and South Governors’ Forum, emerged on Sunday to politically work together and realign as a people that shared common heritage, culture and affinity.

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State was appointed as the the chairman of the Forum at the first meeting of the forum held on Sunday night at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.

Briefing newsmen at the end of the closed door meeting, Udom said governors from the two regions decided to come together to pursue inter-regional cooperation for greater integration.

The governor said the two regions had agreed to politically work together and realign as a people that shared common heritage, culture and affinity.

He said: “Having reviewed the state of the nation, particularly as it affects us in the South South and South East regions, we have agreed to pursue inter-regional cooperation.

“This will be for integration and for the economic benefit of the two regions.

“We also have resolved to politically work together and realign as a people that shared common heritage, culture and affinity.”
Udom said he was unanimously chosen as the interim chairman by his brother governors, adding that their next meeting would hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on August 27.

Present at the meeting were the governors of Abia, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Cross River and Rivers States, while the governor of Anambra State was represented by his deputy.

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