Dispute over Mining Site: Lawmaker sues for peace in two warring Ebonyi communities

Posted by News Express | 1 March 2020 | 396 times

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•Rep member, Hon Chinedu Ogah

In keeping to his promise to unite and build peace among his constituents, the member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Chinedu Ogah, has again sued for peaceful resolution of the dispute between Ohankwu Ndufu Alike and the neighboring Amana people of Ezza South over the ownership of a mining site in the area.

Speaking when he led a high-powered delegation on a peace meeting with stakeholders of the two villages, the Federal lawmaker assured the people of his readiness to enthrone peace in all parts of his constituency, adding that development does not strive in an atmosphere of rancour and violence.

Comrade Ogah who advised the two villages to allow peace to reign by cooperating with the committee set up to look into their matter, also frowned at the action of Amana stakeholders and youth leaders who boycotted the meeting.

He however called on the two parties to strictly obey the state government’s directive not to enter the portion of land in contention pending the final resolution of the issues.

Ogah further advised them to see themselves as one people and appreciate God’s gift in their land rather than allow those sponsoring crises among them to succeed.

On his part, the Secretary of the peace committee, Rev Fr. Ifeanyi Ogodo, pleaded with the two brother villages to give peace a chance as they as committee members will not side any party in determining the true boundary of the land in contention. He advised youths of the area not to allow politicians or investors in their land to succeed in sowing seed of discord and violence among them and their neighbours.

Responding on behalf of the people of Ohankwu, the National President of Alike Development Union, Apostle Emmanuel Mbam, eulogised the peace initiative of Comrade Ogah and assured him of their readiness to corporate with him, the committee and the State Government in ensuring the final solution to the dispute.

The peace committee made up of five members has Rev Fr. Mathew Isukpa as chairman while Rev. Ogodo serves as the Secretary.




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