No room for hate speech, disintegration as Northern Governors storm Imo for peace | IMO STATE GOVERNMENT

A delegation of Northern Governors of Nigeria have stormed Imo State under the leadership of the chairman of Northern Governors Forum, His Excellency Governor Kasim Shetima of Boronu State on a peace mission orchestrated to quickly arrest obvious tension and crises created by the activities of secession group, Independent People of Biafra, IPOB.
Welcoming the governors from the North, Imo State Governor Owelle Anayo Okorocha, who spoke at the Government House Owerri, described
them as brothers and members of one family who came in search of peace.
His words: `I think Nigeria is passing through difficult time, we must see it as a trial moment that will bring us triumph. Your visit is a reminder to all of us that we are one blood and one flesh, despite the activities of those who have offered themselves to be used as instruments in the hands of the devil`. He maintained that peace is so too expensive and must be pursued by all men at all cost, adding that he respects those who are so powerful and determined to pursue peace without considering the price or sacrifices they need to make.
Imo State Governor seized the opportunity to admonish the political leaders in Nigeria and the masses to see their tribal differences and large population of the country as their strength, he also stressed the need for leaders to show more solidarity and dramatize love and unity for the country. The leader of the delegation and chairman of Northern Governors Forum, Shetima, expressed satisfaction at the quality of leadership exhibited by Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the peaceful atmosphere he created in the state, saying; `he is a quintessential Nigerian and we are proud of him`. He made it clear that they came as bridge builders to promote peace, unity and cohesion, adding that justice, peace and equity should be the hall mark of leadership. He equally scored the South East Governors high for their proactive actions to prevent the crises caused by the activities of IPOB from escalation. The governors of Kebi, Sokoto, Kastina and Plateau accompanied the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum to the visit. In their separate speeches they stressed the need to build a united and peaceful Nigeria where every citizen of the country can live in harmony with their brothers and sisters irrespective of religious, tribal or political differences. In a closing remark, the Speaker Imo State House of Assembly Rt Hon. Acho Ihim, who was overwhelmed by the atmosphere of togetherness created by the visit of Northern Governors called for an end of the Operation Python Dance by Nigerian Army in Abia State. The event attracted distinguished personalities from Imo State and beyond, including the leadership of Hausa community in Imo State and their members.

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