Five South East governors on Wednesday promised to resolve the lingering issue between the federal government and the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The federal government had moved against the agitation of IPOB which seeks a Biafran state for the Igbo.
In a move to stem the tide of tension, particularly on the plan to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB by the federal government having violated his bail conditions, governors of the South Eastern state on Wednesday met with Kanu and his father.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the governors said they needed time to resolve the issues on hand.
The governors said they had noted the demands of IPOB.
However, they said the meeting agreed that the demands could not be absolute.
“The meeting agreed that the demands by IPOB should not be absolute, rather, the governors shall immediately engage the IPOB to further meetings,” said Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi.
Umahi said the governors needed more time to resolve the issues as there still would be more meetings.
The meeting, he said, would have in attendance, other notable leaders of the group.
“We, therefore, request from all concerned to give the governors opportunity to amicably sort out the problems,” Umahi added.
At the meeting were Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Anambra Deputy Governor, Chief Nkem Okeke.
Also present were Prof. Ben Nwabueze and Mr. Elliot Uko, leader of Igbo Youth Movement.