South-South leaders demand apology from Presidency over botched meeting

1 min


0
South-South leaders demand apology from Presidency over botched meeting



Leaders of the South-South geopolitical zone have demanded public apology from the Federal Government over a botched meeting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Governors of the South-South led by its chairman and Governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, who were in Port Harcourt for the meeting, had informed other leaders comprising traditional rulers, religious leaders, opinion leaders, youth and women from the zone that the presidential delegation which convened the meeting, had cancelled it.
Mr Okowa, who spoke for the governors, informed the people that the Presidency gave an emergency security meeting called by President Muhammadu Buhari as reason for cancelling the Port Harcourt meeting.
Irked by the information, the leaders expressed displeasure with the development, describing it as disrespect to the people of the region and called for an immediate public apology from the Presidency.
They said the action of the Federal Government amounted to treating the South-South and its people with disdain, and warned on the consequences of undermining the zone.

But in a solemn appeal to douse tension, Governor Okowa implored the people to remain calm in the face of the disrespect and embarrassment caused by the cancellation of the meeting.
He said the governors were as pained as the others over the disappointment, and assured that the governors would definitely convey the feeling of the people of the region to the Presidency.
“We understand the anger in you, and on our own part as governors, we are also angry because the South-South zone is a very important part of this nation.
“There is no doubt that we the governors also feel insulted and we feel very sad and touched at what has happened,” he said.
“We felt it was necessary to consult with you as critical stakeholders because if we had acted on the information without consulting you, that would have added to the insult already meted to us.
South-South leaders
“Together we call for a public apology because the meeting was not called at our instance; it was called at the instance of the Presidency.
“Some of us didn’t sleep trying to put things in order to make this meeting a reality.“We will convey this message to the Chief of Staff to the President that as a region we deserve public apology, particularly to our traditional rulers and opinion leaders and also to the Governors that you voted into office.
“This is the least we expect before this meeting can be reconvened,” Mr Okowa stated.



Source link


What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
6
hate
confused confused
3
confused
fail fail
1
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
6
geeky
love love
4
love
lol lol
5
lol
omg omg
3
omg
win win
1
win
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
Choose A Format
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format