President Buhari Meets With South-East Group In Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari today received a delegation of some prominent Igbo politicians from the South-East at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

This is coming on the backdrop of recent escalating tension and agitation generated by Pro-Biafra groups in the South East.

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Former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, led the delegation to the Presidential Villa on an undisclosed mission to meet the President.

The group visited under the aegis of the South-East Group for Change (SGC) which comprised mainly members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from the South East.

Sources close to the Presidency however, said the delegation indicated that the leaders were working out modalities to consolidate the stronghold of the party in the region.

Buhari Meets South-East Delegation

The SGC is meeting the President barely 24 hours after security agencies and pro-Biaffran agitators, notably the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB) reportedly engaged in a violent clash at Onitsha, Anambra State, which eventually spilled over into neighboring Asaba in Delta State.

Casualties were reportedly recorded by both the IPOB as well as some security agency officials.

Also in attendance at the 45 minute meeting with the President included the National Auditor of All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr George Moghalu, as well as former Senators ‎Ifeanyi Ararume and Senator Osita Izunaso.

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Also on the delegation were former member of the House of Reps, Sharon Ikeazor and former Executive Vice-Chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Ernest Ndukwe.

The delegation also included APC National Vice-Chairman (South-East), Hon. Emma Eneukwu; member of the APC Board of Trustees, Chief Austin Edeze; Dr. Uzoma Obiyo; ‎and Chris Akomas, among others.

However, It still remained unclear as at yesterday if the pro-Biafra crisis presently rocking the South-East region formed part of the discussions with the President as the entire delegation declined commenting on the matter when contacted by reporters.

No official statement has yet been released from the Presidency about the meeting.

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