Governor Wike Brokers Peace Amongst Feuding Groups In Eleme LGA

Governor Wike Brokers Peace Amongst Feuding Groups In Eleme LGA
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that host communities  of Indorama Petrochemicals will henceforth  manage their stakes in the company .
 
Governor Wike announced the  decision  at the  Government House Port Harcourt   after a meeting with the host communities, Elelenwo -Akpajo-Aleto-Njuru-Okerewa (ELANO) and Indorama Petrochemicals to resolve the conflict  surrounding  the management of the stakes of host communities in the company .
 
The governor directed each community to set up a board of trustees  to manage her stakes in Indorama Petrochemicals, adding that ELANO will take its  eight  percent for the last quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017 before the full implementation .
 
Governor Wike  directed the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice to prepare a memorandum of understanding on the decisions reached at the peace meeting. 
 
The governor said: “If communities cannot resolve to select their trustees who will represent them, government  will ensure that the money will be paid into an account until the trustees are appointed. 
 
‘I will call the company  and the chairman of the Ethics and Privileges committee that this is what the Government has decided, in order to bring peace, law and order to the area.
 
“If any person goes further  to do anything, the security council members are here to take necessary action.”
 
The governor  pleaded with ELANO and the  host communities to make compromise in different aspects for peace to reign.
 
 
“You can see that God has  brought peace. I am not here for any particular group or individual . I am here to promote peace and  development of the state “, he said.
 
Responding on behalf of the host communities, Chief Nwokolu Dimpkante said the  peace brokered by  the state governor  is what  Eleme people yearn for.
 
He prayed God to bless the governor for initiating a peace process  that is all encompassing.
 
ELANO representative, Chief Gomba Okanje lauded the Rivers State Government for providing a platform for dialogue  which has facilitated the resolution of the conflict. 
 
The peace meeting was attended  by Service Commanders in the state.