By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi—Twenty years after a protracted dispute, which led to the splitting of Isuofia town in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, into Isuofia and Isuanaoma communities respectively, the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Saturday led other well meaning members of the communities to put the crisis behind them and resolved to forge ahead as one united Isuofia town.
The convener of the peace meeting tagged, Isuofia /Isuanoma Peace Summit, ISUS, Prof. Soludo told his people that they must move forward, adding: “If there is anybody who feels offended that needs me to kneel down for him, I will do that. I believe we will do better if we stay under one united Isuofia town as we used to be, before the crisis that split us into Isuofia and Isuanaoma communities.”
In a peace summit, the communities selected 22-man committee who will discuss the details of the reconciliation, which has as its terms of reference and objective as the unification of Isuofia and Isuanoma, one autonomous community which split from Isuofia due to the crisis.
Earlier in his speech in a homily during an interdenominational service at Isuofia Civic Centre, the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye, appealed to every member of the community to swallow their pride and work for the restoration of peace in the town.