Anambra State is conspicuously absent at the meeting of the South East leaders holding in Enugu to proffer solutions to the rising insecurity and agitation for independence of Biafra on Tuesday.
The meeting, which commenced around 2:00pm, is being chaired by the chairman, South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, at the Government House, Enugu.
The meeting is expected to address myriads of issues that relate to social, economic and security situation of the region, especially, the every Monday sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra to demand for immediate release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
The meeting had in attendance three governors of Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo; while the Anambra State governor was conspicuously absent.
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, however, joined the meeting late and left shortly after. Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, sent his deputy, Ude Okochukwu.
Also in attendance are former governors of Abia, Theodore Orji; Ebonyi, Martins Elechi; National Assembly leader in South East, Ike Ekwemadu; and the senator representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Others are former Enugu State State Governor, Okwesilieze Nwodo, former President General of Ohananeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, Deputy Minority leader, House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, chairman of Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, among others.
Others are prominent Igbo leaders, traditional, religious leaders and representatives of the Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide.