UGHELLI/Nigeria: The Chief Convener of Evwreni Crisis Resolution and Peace Committee, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, OON has reacted to the news that a group of King makers in Evwreni are insisting on removing HRM Oghenekevwe Kumane as the Ovie of Evwreni Kingdom.
In a statement released and personally signed by him, Emerhor acknowledged the grievances of the group and stated that it was part of why the Peace Committee was set up in the first place. According to Emerhor ” the Committee is fully abreast of the issues surrounding the crisis in Evwreni and the numerous civil litigations that have arose therefrom. This is why a subcommittee for Reconciliation and Out of Court Settlement headed by the Chief Convener was set up to handle grievance resolution.”
Emerhor stated further “that it was not the expectation of the Committee that every aggrieved person or group will immediately jump at the Peace initiative. The Committee clearly appreciates the deep divisions that the crisis has created and the hard stances that currently exist among the brother combatants.
” The Committee clearly has its work cut out for it. The Committee will be meeting with this group of King makers and listen to their positions with a view to reconciliation and peaceful coexistence in Evwreni. The group and every other aggrieved person including victims of violence and death are all Evwreni people. The Committee believes everyone will finally put the survival of the community first above their individual interests”
Emerhor concluded by calling on the group and everyone else to work with the Committee and give peace a chance.