S’East govs move to broker peace between Uzodinma, Okorocha


The South-East Governors Forum has weighed into the impasse between the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha.

A squabble ensued between both parties on Sunday after Okorocha was accused of breaking into his wife’s hotel, the Royal Spring Palm Apartment, Owerri, which had earlier been sealed by the Imo State Government.

Operatives of the Imo Police Command stormed the venue and arrested the former governor.

Chairman of the South-East Governors forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze, on Monday said the forum was already handling the issue.

Umahi said that contacts have already been made to resolve the impasse and assured that both parties have agreed to a truce.

“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 statement read.

Umahi also urged all south-east citizens to shun provocative statements as the forum works towards restoring peace between the aggrieved parties.

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