The South-East Governors Forum, has indicated a move to broker peace between the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, and his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Recall, that a squabble ensued between both sides’ supporters on Sunday, when Senator Okorocha allegedly broke into the Royal Spring Palm Estate, in Owerri, the State capital, which was sealed by the Imo State Government on February 19, on the orders of Governor Uzodinma.
The situation was brought under control by the Imo State Police Command, which later arrested Senator Okorocha.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Francis Nwaze, on Monday, said that the Forum is already handling the issue.
Governor Umahi said that contacts have already been made to resolve the impasse, and assured that both parties have agreed to a truce.
His words: “South-East Leaders are capable of settling their disputes internally, instead of washing their linen in public.
“We sue for calm among the supporters of both Leaders, to ensure a timely and amicable resolution of the disagreement.’’
Governor Umahi further urged Imo State and other South-East citizens, to conduct their business peacefully and according to the law.
“They should also shun provocative statements, as we work towards restoring normalcy to the situation.’’