South East Governors’ Forum has commended delegates at the ongoing
constitutional conference in Abuja for their unanimous recommendation that
an additional state be created for the zone to bring it at par with other
geo-political zones of the country.
Chairman of the forum and Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, in a
press statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia, saluted the courage
of the delegates in adopting the recommendation which he added, is a major
step towards ending decades of political injustice and marginalization
against Ndigbo .
The statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, also
commended the confab for recommending the creation of more new states from
the existing ones across the country, saying this will help correct the
imbalance and lopsidedness in state creation supervised by the military.
According to the statement, “this bold step of the conference will also
help to diffuse tension in the polity as well as fast track grassroot
“We also commend the leadership of the conference as well as the delegates
for their maturity, patriotism and peaceful disposition in conducting the
affairs of the confab,” the statement said.
The Governors, therefore, called on the National Assembly and other
relevant stakeholders to support the recommendation, and to synergise on
making the outcome of the confab a working document in the overall
interest of Nigeria.
South-East Governors restated their faith in the conference and called on
all Nigerians to be united in adopting the final outcome of the exercise
as a way to move the country forward .
The Governors also reiterated their unflinching support for President
Goodluck Jonathan especially for his courage in organizing the conference
despite pockets of oppositions, saying that the recommendations of the
confab so far on key contentious issues in the country have vindicated the