Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that he has never believed in the method of operation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The Governor said that when he and other like minds warned that the South East will get to this current security situation, some people played politics with it.
He called on Southern leaders to work towards finding a political solution in resolving some challenging issues, warning that the region is at ‘‘crossroads.’’
Umahi spoke in a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the South East region in Ebonyi State on Friday.
President Buhari is in Ebonyi State for a two-day working visit.
‘‘On this issue of a political solution, I have never believed in IPOB’s method of operation, I disagree with them but we have gotten ourselves to a very terrible and pitiable solution,” he said.
‘‘Some of us warned that we will get to this situation and some were playing politics with it.
“Mr President, we are at crossroads. I have been to you and I have begged you for a political solution.
“Surprisingly and graciously you granted that. You said our people should initiate that and at the forefront is Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer.”
The Governor, therefore, urged the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo to meet with elder statesman, Mbazuluike Amaechi, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South East, the Chairman of South-East Traditional Rulers Council, Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer and few others to initiate the political solution.