The Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki diocese, Bishop Nnachi Okoro on the weekend waded into the political disaster that ensued between the governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi and the previous Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim.
Recall that Umahi, Senator Anyim, Senator Sam Egwu who’s the previous governor of the state and all of the serving senators/members of the Home of Representatives at present within the Nationwide Meeting have been embroiled in disaster since Umahi’s defection to the All Progressives COngress, APC.
The Bishop, in collaboration with the founding fathers of the state, engaged Governor Umahi, Sen. Anyim, Dr. Egwu and different political actors in a closed-door assembly that happened on the Bishop’s home, Pastoral centre Abakaliki, positioned alongside previous Enugu Highway.
An inside supply, who confided in DAILY POST, mentioned that the Bishop tasked Umahi, Anyim, Egwu to present manner for peace and to place away their variations for the sake of peace within the State.
The governor had earlier tendered an apology to his political opponents and known as for a ceasefire of all assaults on his opponents.
“I supply apologies to them. I’m not going to sit down on the judgment with anyone. This apology and forgiveness must be sufficient to settle all dangerous blood. And I’ve no remorse for that. God directed me to do that. And I thank all our leaders who’ve intervened,” he had mentioned.
He equally instructed all authorities functionaries and supporters to not reply to assaults meted in opposition to his administration.
He mentioned: “let me publicly say it right here, that I’ve directed that no person ought to abuse anyone once more, even when I’m abused, it goes with the job. Don’t reply again to them however it’s best to all the time put any distorted data in opposition to us straight.
“I’m the daddy of the state. And I must be ashamed of myself if the state of Ebonyi is allowed to enter bitterness and into disunity.”
Umahi, nonetheless, counseled the Bishop and the founding fathers of the state for his or her immediate intervention to resolve the feud.
“I thank the Catholic Bishop Nnachi Okoro, I thank CAN individuals led by the chairman Rev. Dr Abraham Nwali, I thank the founding fathers, I thank the Ohanaeze management led by Chief Nnia Nwodo, Uchenna Madu and all of the leaders of the South-East,” he added.