Four of the five Southeast Governors were absent as the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum meeting in Enugu on Thursday.
Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is hosting the meeting, is the only Governor from the Southeast present in the meeting.
His counterparts from Abia, Ebonyi and Imo sent representatives while that of Anambra State did not send any representative as of the time of filing this report.
The closed-door meeting, which is being coordinated by Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, commenced with nine Governors and seven deputies.
Other Governors at in the meeting Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Gbenga Oyetola (Osun); Babajide Sanwo-Olu(Lagos); Nyesom Wike(Rivers); Udom Emmanuel(Akwa Ibom); Duoye Diri (Bayelsa) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun).
The Deputy Governors are: Prof Evara Esu (Cross River); Udo Okochukwu(Abia); Bisi Egbeyemi (Ekiti); Kelechi Igwe (Ebonyi); Rauf Olaniyan(Oyo); Philip Shuaibu (Edo) and Prof. Placid Njoku(Imo).