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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, will not meet South-West and South-South leaders over the October 1, ultimatum some northern youth leaders gave the Igbo to vacate the North.
A presidency source told our reporter on Sunday last night that Yoruba and Ijaw leaders were not invited for the ongoing consultations because “it was a specific response to a specific situation between the North and the East”.
The source, who pleaded anonymity said, “it has to be addressed specifically”.
Leaders of some northern youth groups had issued an ultimatum to all Igbos resident in the north to leave, shortly after members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) organized a sit-at-home.
Following that development, the Acting President met with leaders of the North and the South-East region as part of efforts to douse tension.
Meanwhile, Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said his boss would on Wednesday meet all the 36 state governors in furtherance of his consultations with stakeholders over the agitation for Biafra and the quit notice handed the Igbo resident in the north.
Akande, in a telephone chat with our correspondent, said that would be a nationalist way of addressing the situation.
The acting president last week commenced a series of consultations over the issue.
Osinbajo had met separately with leaders of thought from the North and the East on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
He is scheduled to meet separately with traditional rulers from both regions early this week, it was gathered.
The Acting President will equally meet all parties at a bigger meeting.