From: Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau.
The internal wrangling between the Eze Igbo Zamfara and Igbo Community Association (ICA) in the state was resolved, on Wednesday evening, after a peace meeting which lasted over 10 hours finally settled to give the Igbo community in the state peace and unity.
Speaking to journalists at the end of the peace meeting held in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, President General, Igbo Delegate Assembly (IDA), Chief Chikezie Nwogu, said without peace, no meaningful development could be achieved. Hence the need to end the 20-year-old rift between the Igbo in the state for them to have united voice.
Nwogu added that it was resolved at the meeting that a thanksgiving and unification get- together, where the IDA and the Ndi–Eze would be in attendance, should held in next 30 days to solidify the unity and harmony reached at the peace meeting.
He said the meeting resolved that the Eze–Igbo should take his community back to the ICA and ICA should accept him as Eze Igbo Zamfara without prejudice.
“In the spirit of peaceful Co-existence amongst the igbos in Zamfara State, we urge all of you to forget the events that led to the crisis and embrace peace; Isaiah 43:18 “Remember not the former things neither consider the things of the old,” he admonished the Igbos.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Association of Ndi-Eze in 19 Northern states and Abuja, Eze Pampas Ngozi Ahaiwe commended the Igbo in the state for agreeing to settle their differences and work together in unity and harmony.
“All members of Eze-in-Council who pulled out of their communities due to the crisis should go back to their communities and join hands together,” he said.
The peace reconciliation meeting which was speared headed by the Igbo delegate assembly (IDA) and the Ndi Eze in the 19 northern states and Abuja.
All the resolutions reached at the meeting were unanimously accepted and signed by all parties involved in the peace meeting.