As gunmen continue to target security guards and formations in the south-south and south-east regions, members of the Southern Governor’s Forum gathered in Delta for a security meeting.
After the meeting, prominent activist Deji Adeyanju used his Facebook page to accuse the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma of not attending the meeting.
The Southern Nigeria Governors Forum is the umbrella body for all the seventeen governors in the South-West, South-South, and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria.
According to sources, the meeting was held to discuss the deteriorating security situation throughout Nigeria. Unfortunately Imo state that has highest number of security challenges refuses to attend. It was reported lately that the Governor is scared of his life and partially has relocated to Abuja, the nation’s administrative capital
Those physically in attendance include Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Rivers State Governor, Nysome Wike; Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi; Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun; Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano; Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; among others.
Only 16 of the 17 southern governors went to Asaba, Delta State for the crucial security meeting.
They were received by the host, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
The meeting began around noon and ended around 4:20 pm on Tuesday, May 11.