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Ikwerre youths ask Jonathan to mediate Amaechi, Wike face off

By JIMITOTA ONOYUME

PORT HARCOURT—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to intervene in the face off between Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State and the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike.

Making the appeal, President General, Ikwerre Youth Congress World Wide, IYC, Mr. Chinedum Smith, said that the governor and the minister should also sheathe their swords for the sake of peace.

He said it was sad that the two leaders, who hail from Ikwerre ethnic nationality were locked in a fierce political battle, adding that President Jonathan should help resolve the problems between them.

He said: “We sincerely appeal to the President to please call our big brothers for a dialogue and proper settlement. We know that our father and brother, Dr Jonathan will do this and bring this crisis to a  stop.”

Condemning the fracas that rocked the state House of Assembly recently, the body charged members of the House to pursue peace and take steps to ensure that the House resume the business of law making for the state.

“We will use this medium to appeal to both Governor  Amaechi and the Minister of State for Education, Wike to please sheathe their swords for reasonable dialogue and give peace a chance.”

Smith added that Ikwerre youths had concluded plans to hold a three day fasting and prayer session for God to step into the problem between their two brothers,  Amaechi and Wike, adding “earnest preparation for a three day prayer and fasting crusade to call on God for a spiritual solution to the impasse rocking Rivers State and Nigeria at large had been concluded.”


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