Although they did not mention names, Southern governors deplore the manner of arrest of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
They captured their position in a communiqué issued as they rose from a second plenary today in Lagos.
“The forum frowns at selective criminal administration of Justice and resolved that arrests should be made within the ambit of the Law and fundamental human rights,”
Mr. Kanu was intercepted in Kenya and bundled to Nigeria under circumstances that have remained shrouded in a mystery.
Igboho was attacked in his Ibadan home by the Department of State Security (DSS) with a view to arresting him.
Although DSS said it gunned down two guards with weapons and arrested 13 others, but Igboho slipped away.
The governors however clearly deplored the manner of effecting theiri arrest.
The meting also took a bold decision to call for a southern candiate to becone president in 2023, following rotation principle.
The meeting voted for state police, electronic vote transmission, and against injustices in the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Above all, they set a 1st September 2021 deadline for all member to promulgate anti-open grazing law in their States.
Almost all governors attended the meeting, in personal or representative capacity.
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