We are working to restore peace in Effuim, others – Ebonyi lawmaker

The lawmaker representing Ebonyi/Ohaukwu in the House of Representatives, Eze Nwachukwu Eze, Weekend, disclosed his efforts and that of the government in restoring peace to the warring communities in Ebonyi state.

Nwachukwu being particular about the crisis in the Effium community, said he had moved a motion at the National Assembly for the federal government to intervene in the areas.

A group claiming to be representing the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Ezza faction of the Effium community had alleged that the lawmaker excluded them from benefiting from the federal government intervention and relief materials.

However, Nwachukwu while speaking to journalists debunked the allegations noting that the group is ignorant and oblivious to the real facts of the situation.

“We will bring back peace to the land of Effium and between the  Ngbo people and Agila people at Ado local government by the grace of God on the 15th day of June, I moved a motion for a federal government intervention which the House resolved that there is a need for government to based their intervene in the areas of economic activities and also to support the warring communities who have initiated peace moves that have been yielding fruits.

“I have met with the governor over the issue and he has a burning desire to bring lasting peace to the community.

“The governor immediately set up a committee to look into the issue and we are all going to help him to bring peace to the area.

“In my capacity, I have been holding several consultations and meetings with critical stakeholders from the community on how to ensure a return of lasting peace to the community”

“If we get relief materials from relevant agencies we will distribute it equitably to all affected crisis areas and people in the constituency”, he added.

Also, stakeholders of Ezza-Effium people in the community described the accusation as the handwork of a few political opponents using fictitious individuals and non-existent groups.

The stakeholders spoke through a former lawmaker and a Special Assistant to Ebonyi Governor on Power, Chinedu Awo.

“These are fictitious names cooked up by opposition to score cheap political point. The lawmaker is barely one month there n office. And he has already motionspointsdoing a lot to help out people”

“I know that he is working hard on the matter. I have been to many meetings he held all in a bid to see how to bring lasting peace to our community”, he said.