In his efforts to broker lasting peace between feuding Anaku and Omor communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area, Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly and Member, Representing Ayamelum Constituency, Uche Okafor has led Ayamelum Leaders of Thought to visit the affected communities after the latest crisis that broke out among them.
Addressing elders of the two communities at a meeting held at the palace of the traditional ruler of Omor, Igwe Christopher Chidume, Speaker Okafor commended the two communities for answering their call and assured them that their request for boundary demarcation would be addressed by the state’s Boundary Committee soon.
According to the Speaker, as his constituents, he needs peace in the area to enable all go about their legitimate businesses without fear.
He promised that the Leaders of Thought will meet with the governor very soon to brief him on what they saw on ground.
On his part, the chairman, Ayamelum Leaders of Thought, Tony Chinedu urged Anaku people to remain peaceful and calm their youths, even as he assured them that Ayamelum Leaders of Thought has the capacity to resolve the matter.
In his remark, Igwe Chidume said the meeting would yield peace between Omor and Anaku communities through a covenant to renew their brotherly love.
Also speaking, former President General of Anaku Town Union, Peter Onuorah said that government should endeavour to determine the boundary between the two communities for ever lasting peace.
In their contributions, the spokesman for Anaku community, Oguguo Onuorah, the Member Representing Oyi-Ayamelum Federal Constituency of National Assembly, Vincent Ofumelu and others sought for peace in the area and asked the elders to call their children to order.
The affected communities, especially Anaku, where the local government headquartres is sited was a ghost of itself as no single youth was seen in the area as the scars of the mayhem could be felt such that business activity of any sort was totally suspended.