The South-East Governors Forum has implored the warring parties of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and the state’s former governor, Rochas Okorocha to sue for peace.
Chairman of the forum, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze, on Monday, disclosed that the forum was already settling the rift between the state governor and former state governor that was setting them apart.
Umahi said “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.”
The forum’s chairman also urged Imo and 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,” he stated.
Recall that a clash occurred between the supporters of Uzodinma and Okorocha on Sunday, February 21, when Okorocha allegedly broke into the Royal Spring Palm Apartment, Owerri, sealed by the Imo State Government on February 19.
The situation was brought under control by the Imo Police Command, which later arrested the senator.