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South-East govs have no apology to tender to IPOB, Umahi says



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South-East govs have no apology to tender to IPOB, Umahi saysagainst the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that would warrant an apology to the outlawed group.

Umahi, who is also the governor of Ebonyi State, spoke to State House correspondents on Thursday after he had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recall that IPOB, after attacking Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, had vowed to attack the governors and Igbo leaders if they ever travelled abroad.

The group had, however, in a recent open letter to the governors, made some demands from them, including asking for an open apology.

But Umahi told newsmen when asked to comment on the issue, that, “We (South-East governors) have no apology to tender.”

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He said the governors were never responsible for IPOB proscription because they did not have the powers to do so.

He added that the pro-Biafra group lacked the power to issue travel ban to the governors of South-East and other leaders of the region.

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