South-East governors wade into Uzodinma, Okorocha feud

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The South-East Governors Forum has waded into the impasse between the Governor Hope Uzodinma and the state’s former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha.

Chairman of the forum, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze on Monday said that 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.

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“We sue for calm among the supporters of both leaders to ensure a timely and amicable resolution of the disagreement,’’ the statement read.

The forum’s chairman 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.’’