Gov. Nwifuru wades into the Amaeze dispute, promising a free and fair election

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru, intervened on Thursday to settle the power dispute between Mr. Emmanuel Ajah, chairman of Ivo Local Government Area, and Mr. John Okorie, chairman of Amaeze village.

According to an observation recorded by DAILY POST, a clash has occurred, resulting in the community being divided into two parallel groups.

Governor Nwifuru has recently made a proactive move toward conflict resolution. Mr. Igwe Uchenna, Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, and other commissioners from Internal Security, Border Peace, and Conflict Resolution have invited two opposing factions to a vital peace-talk meeting.

Ajah and Okorie got into a heated argument about the approaching election for the Amaeze Development Union (ADU). The conflict started after Ajah made a public announcement proclaiming that a fresh leadership election would be held on August 12, 2023. Okorie, on the other hand, was passionately opposed to the decision, claiming that the union’s constitution explicitly stated that the election should be place on August 26, 2023. This dispute has prompted a heated controversy among ADU owners.

In a recent event, Governor Nwifuru spoke to the press after a meeting and provided an update on the situation. It appears that the two parties concerned have achieved an agreement on the union’s election date. Governor Nwifuru disclosed that the agreed-upon date is now August 26, 2023, contrary to the earlier announcement made by council chairman Ajah, who indicated that the election would take place on August 12, 2023.

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According to recent reports, the state government has given an invitation to two major groups, one led by Emmanuel Ajah, chairman of Ivo LGA, and the other led by John Okorie, chairman of ADU. The goal of this invitation is to discuss the two groups’ ongoing disagreement over the set date for the Amaeze Development Union election. According to a recent announcement, the decision-making committees have achieved an agreement on the approaching election. The election date has been delayed to August 8, 2023, according to a statement issued by an official.

In a recent development, Emmanuel Ajah, the Council Chairman of Ivo LGA, expressed his commitment to ensuring a peaceful and open election process for the Amaeze Development Union (ADU). Ajah, speaking to the media after a meeting, highlighted the necessity of a free, fair, and credible election free of tensions or hate.

The governor is being recognized for successfully restoring calm to the Ivo Local Government Area. In breaking news, it has been reported that an agreement has been reached on the future election, which will now take place on August 26, 2023. The individual stated in a resolute declaration to deliver an unshakeable commitment to bestow perfect tranquillity on the citizens of Ivo. They committed to providing an impartial, egalitarian, and universally acceptable electoral process, emphasizing their indifference to the approaching election. In a statement, the individual expressed confidence that any candidate who wins will be widely accepted.

Mr. John Okorie, the chairman of Amaeze Development Union (ADU), recently expressed his delight with the resolution of the election schedule difficulties. Mr. Okorie, speaking through his brother, Mr. Gilbert Monday Okorie, highlighted the necessity of justice in this case.

In a recent development, it has been revealed that the chairman of the Ivo Local Government Area (LGA), Emmanuel Ajah, allegedly sought to disrupt the electoral process, which is normally held on the final Saturday of August. Citizens expressed their gratitude to the administration in a statement made today for successfully settling the situation at hand.

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