ENUGU— Seven of the 11 governors of the South-East and South-South states rose, yesterday, from their meeting in Enugu, with a pledge to ensure economic co-operation and unity among the two geo-political zones.
Four governors, including those of Rivers, Edo, Akwa-Ibom and Imo, were absent and were not represented.
However, those present also reiterated their commitment to the success of President Goodluck Jonathan’s government.
Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said that the two zones have agreed to foster economic cooperation towards the development of the two regions. He did not give further details.
Those present at the meeting included Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Peter Obi (Anambra), Theodore Orji (Abia) and Sullivan Chime (Enugu).
The governors of Bayelsa and Ebonyi were represented by their deputies.
Meanwhile, the governors of the South-East are expected to meet with leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo later this week to fine tune the position of Ndigbo ahead of the National Conference.
Vanguard learnt that Ohanaeze decided at its Imeobi meeting on Saturday to consult governors in the zone on the need to present a common position at the conference.
A source said: “After meeting with the governors, Ohanaeze would make its position on the conference public.”