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Govt urges Awgbu factions to embrace peace

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By Nneka Anoliefo

COMMISSIONER for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Anambra State,  Collins Nwabunwanne has appealed to  warring factions in Awgbu community to sheath their sword and embrace peace.

  The commissioner stated this during a reconciliatory meeting with the two factions at the Government House, Awka.

  Mr. Nwabunwanne, who noted that the present administration of Governor Charles Soludo is passionate ensuring lasting peace and stability in all the communities, appealed to the aggrieved party that went to court to withdraw their matter, assuring them that the state government will do everything humanly possible to restore peace in Awgbu town.

  He assured them that all those that are vying for the election of the town union will be allowed to contest for peace to reign in the town.

  The local government boss made it known that May 14 is slated for the town union election under the supervision of the Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, among other legitimate bodies.

  He urged the elders in Awgbu community to join hands with the state government to bring enduring peace in the community.

  Nwabunwanne warned that government will not hesitate to bring to book any individual  found causing trouble in the town, even as he promised to dole out soon largesse to some key individuals concerned in the matter as they agreed to dialogue for reconciliation that will bring lasting peace.

  Responding, the representative of Igwe Michael Okechukwu of Awgbu, the president general, Mr Joe Onwuchekwa , Mr Pat Ezeanaka ,Elder Mike Izuegbue, Mr Charles Nwajagu, Mr Amos Ammalu , Sir Obed Obi and Jude Ezeamadi, among others from the five villages of Ugwu, Abor na Ato, Osikwu, Ozulumba and Amaugo, as well as Ubulukor that make up the community appreciated Governor Charles Soludo and the commissioner for the reconciliation and promised their unalloyed support to bring peaceful resolution and reconciliation to install the duly elected  executives in the fourth coming town union election.

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