Enugu - The Enugu State governor-elect,
Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called on the two factions of the state assembly to
sheath their swords and return to status quo for the amicable resolution of the
It is reported that the meeting,
held behind closed doors on Tuesday in Enugu, was attended by members of the
two groups as well as a former senate president.
The full details of the meeting was yet to be made public
but a reliable source said that they were
asked to follow legal means to settle the dispute.
Reacting to the development, the Speaker of the assembly,
Chief Eugene Odo, confirmed that the meeting was fruitful.
"We were asked to sheath our swords and return to status
quo. We are making peace,’’ he said.
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However, efforts to get the reaction of the Nwamba-led
faction of lawmakers was futile as phone calls and text messages to him were
not responded to.
Earlier schedule for the lawmakers to sit on Tuesday was
aborted as security operatives manned the entrance of the assembly complex
without allowing both workers and visitors to enter the premises.
It is gathered that prominent sons of the state were also making
efforts to resolve the impasse so that the good works recorded by the
administration in the past eight years would not be rubbished by the crisis.
Meanwhile, some Enugu residents have called on the lawmakers
and the governor to put the interest of the state above any other interest so
that the incoming administration would not inherit crisis.