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S-East govs resolve to back Jonathan for April election

THE five South East governors rose from a meeting in Awka yesterday and resolved to give unflinching support to President Goodluck Jonathan in his presidential bid.

Mr. Peter Obi of Anambra State who is the chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum, Chief Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chief Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, Mr. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State and Chief Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State attended the meeting.

In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, the governors commended South East delegates to the recent Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, convention for heeding their earlier advice by voting en masse for President Jonathan in the party’s presidential primaries.

Governor Obi, who read the communiqué, said the governors had urged the entire electorate in the zone to vote overwhelmingly for the president during the actual election in April this year.

According to the communiqué, the governors will continue to work together and in unity for the common good and best interest of the geopolitical zone, irrespective of their party affiliations and differences.

The communiqué also said the governors had set up two parties to work out plans for the their proposed massive investment to ensure increase in power supply in the geopolitical zone, adding that they had deliberated on the issue with the chief executive officer of Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, and the company’s general manager, GM, in charge of transmission on transmission, on ways of actualizing the project.

On the on-going voter registration, the governors appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to continue to improve on its performance and urged all citizens of South-East of voting age to ensure that they were registered to vote.

They condemned the recent killings in Jos, Plateau State, and called on the Federal Government, whose responsibility it was to provide security of life and property to ensure that the culprits were brought to book, as well as ensure that a recurrence of such bloodletting was prevented.


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