Northern governors have declared that the current challenges in the Southeast are not as a result of marginalisation as erroneously believed.
They said Igbo had occupied exalted positions like Secretary to the Government (SGF) of the federation, senate president and many others.
Reports have it that the occupiers of those positions used them for ephemeral and selfish gains.
Voice of Ndigbo gathered that the governors made this known in Owerri, the Imo state capital, during a meeting with Igbo and Hausa leaders at the Government House.
Among the governors were Atiku Bagudu, the Kebbi state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the Sokoto state governor, Simon Lalong, the Plateau state governor and Bello Masari , the Katsina state governor.
It was learnt that the governors were led by Kashim Shettima, the Borno state governor who is also chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum.
The forum said: ”Politicians from the zone are only interested in pocketing the resources that would have been used in developing the zone at the detriment of the people.
”You can take for instance the case of Nnamdi Kanu who is an ordinary criminal. When he was arrested, senators from the Southeast were falling head over heels to bail him for what they could gain at the detriment of national unity and peaceful coexistence.
”The problem of Nigeria is we the elite who are fanning the embers of hatred and disunity for selfish reasons.
”The country is passing through a grim and sober moment and by working together, we can get Nigeria to work again.
”We are here to thank our colleagues in the southeast for standing on the part of peace and national unity. All we need is tolerance, justice and generosity of mind to move the country forward.
”Governor Okorocha has been dehumanised and branded all sorts of names for insisting on one indivisible Nigeria but he has remained unshaken in his faith in the unity of the country”.
Meanwhile, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) earlier blamed the Southeast governors for not condemning agitation and anything that affect the people they govern.