Governors of the South Eastern states have come together to resolve the ongoing rift between former governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, and his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The news of an alleged battle of words and power tussle between Okorocha and Uzodinma would not come as a surprise to many, as these two leaders have in recent times thrown jabs at each other via the media and also their allies.
Although the two Imo leaders are both members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), they have continued to show political differences, some of which they have refused to bury.
The recent shot was the arrest of former governor, Rochas Okorocha for allegedly trying to break into one of his properties sealed by the Imo State Government.
However, in reaction to these recent occurrences, today.ng reports that the Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum has declared that governors of the south-east are working to ensure an amicable resolution to the issue.
Chairman of the Forum, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, disclosed this in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze.
Umahi in his statement said that efforts had been made to reach both parties and modalities were already in place to end the feud and sue for peace between both leaders.
The statement read:
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,
They should also shun provocative statements as we work towards restoring normalcy to the situation.
Although sources close to Governor Uzodinma say the building was sealed due to its structural non-compliance in the master plan of the state, it is still unclear if this is an administrative move by the governor or a simple act of witch-hunting.