Nnamdi Kanu: Governor Uzodinma speaks on his thursday visit to President Tinubu

Governor Hope Uzodinma has spoken about his visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday. He spoke to State House correspondents. According to the Imo governor, who is seeking reelection, the south-east leaders are planning to meet with President Tinubu to discuss the lingering insecurity in the region. Recall that the South-East region has been faced with unprecedented violent attacks amid the constant sit-at-home orders issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Uzodinma stated that southeast leaders and governors will meet with the president to seek his intervention to achieve peace in the zone. He said: “My visit has to do with the security situation in the country.“If you recall a few days ago, we had a meeting of the leadership of south-east, political and non-political leaders in conjunction with the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.“Among the resolutions from that meeting was to visit Mr President to support and intervene in our resolve in addressing the issue of insecurities.“The south-eastern part of the country, of course, you are aware has been bedevilled with this high level of security, ranging from banditry, kidnapping activities of unknown gunmen.“So the leadership in the zone met and agreed that working with the forum of governors from the south-east will come to Mr President to formally request his intervention and additional support from the federal government to ensure that there is peace in the south-eastern part of the country.” Uzodinma, however, declined to disclose if the release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will be among requests tabled before Tinubu by Southeast leaders. According to the governor, the leaders from the region will discuss with the president, not the public.“The request I have come here with is to secure an appointment to meet with the president,” he said.“What we will tell the president when we meet him, not for the public to know. We know the problems in the southeast.“We’ve seen what we’ve also witnessed for the period under review and we’re coming to call on the president to address the problem so there’ll be peace in the south-east.”