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News - February 1, 2017

Focus on building the Igbo region, group tells South East Governors

The World Igbo Summit Group, WISG, a think tank of South East professionals and technocrats, has asked governors of the Eastern region to focus on improving their states rather than embarking on needless and unhealthy actions that will profit the states nothing.

The group said this following the recent verbal altercation between Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

The two governors recently exchanged harsh words over joining the All Progressives Congress and performance in office, in statements issued by their Media Offices.

However, WIGS noted that the situation in the South East calls for sobriety and strategic thinking on its challenges rather than internal warfare.

According to a statement signed by its Director General, Dr. Ifedi Okwenna and released on Tuesday, the pan-Igbo think thank believes their action is unwarranted and not in sync with the demands of their high offices asking the governors to take up diggers and shovels rather than swords.

“The challenges before the Igbo nation are multifarious and demand collective action,” he said.

Continuing, the statement reads: “Our people are embattled by policies from the centre, by Executive prejudice and by incoherence in strategic direction regarding our status in the polity.

“This is the time for Governors to act as one. They should be interfacing with our people and plan our journey of a thousand miles with the right first steps. We ask that they sheathe their swords immediately. We have work to do.”

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