Okupe Tells Buhari To Convene Council Of State Meeting

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to summon an emergency Council of State meeting to address the current unrest in the South East.
Okupe, who was reacting to the ongoing military exercise code named: ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in the region, said the clashes between the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, a separatist group, and the military was worrisome and needs to be tackled promptly.
“In times of this type of national distress, we must rely on some human institutions in the country for urgent intervention,” he said.

“Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo & Gen Theophilus Danjuma must meet with President Buhari within 24 to 48 hours.

“I know that Ibrahim Babangida and and Gen. Abdulsalam are currently out of the country.

“An emergency council of state meeting must be summoned to discuss and find immediate and even if temporary solution to this current problem.

“Since there are no Igbo past heads of states, Ebitu Ukiwe and chief Alex Ekweme should be invited on this occasion for balancing.

“Present and past army chiefs of staff, including Gen. Ihejerika and Minima should also attend. Two or three leaders of thoughts from the east, including the leader of Ohaneze should also be invited.”

 

Raphael Adenaike

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