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Enugu Governor- Elect, Ugwuanyi Intervenes In Governor Chime, Lawmakers Rift

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – Enugu State governor-elect, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has waded into the ongoing rift between governor Sullivan Chime and members of the state House of Assembly, calling on the two factions to sheath their swords and return to status quo for the amicable resolution of the contending issues.

African Examiner reports that 14 out of the 24 members of the House, had in the early hours of Monday sat and serve the governor, an impeachment notice over alleged gross financial misconduct.

The meeting, held behind closed doors on Tuesday in Enugu, was graced by members of the two factions as well as a former senate president, Ken Nnamani, who had been an ally of Chime.

Although, full details of the meeting was yet to be made public as at the time of filling this report, but a reliable source revealed that both factions were asked to follow legal means to resolve the crisis.

Reacting to the development, the embattled Speaker of the Assembly, who is leading the 14 anti Chime members, Chief Eugene Odo, confirmed that the meeting was fruitful.

He said: “We were asked to sheath our swords and return to status quo. We are making peace,’’ he declared.

However, efforts to get reaction of the Chinedu Nwamba-led faction proved was unsuccessful, as the phone calls and text messages to him were not responded to.

Meanwhile, the earlier Tuesday’s sitting by the two factions was aborted, as security operatives sealed and took over the entrance of the assembly complex, without allowing both staff and visitors to into the premises.

Our Correspondent gathered that prominent sons of the state are already making efforts to resolve the impasse.


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