by crossriverwatch admin
Chairman of Abi Local Government Council Hon Edith Amadi has expressed excitement over the signing of a ceasefire treaty by the agitated communities of Ediba and Usumutong.
The signing ceremony which held Monday at the Palace of the Obol Lopon of Ugep Obol Ubi Ujong Inah will see both communities desisting from any action capable of jeopardizing the peace process already instituted by the Yakurr monarch.
The treaty became expedient after members of the Peace Committee had deliberated extensively and in consultation with Chiefs, Elders, Youth and the people of both communities to put a stop to the recurring bloodshed and bury the hatchet.
Hon Amadi Amadi who was represented by the Vice Chairman of Council Hon Catherine Eremi sued for sustained peace in the disputing communities while commending the Ediba/ Usumutong Peace Committee, Chiefs and Youths from both communities as well as the Obol Lopon of Ugep for all the initiatives aimed at bringing the protracted crisis to an end.
She vowed that her administration would do all within its powers to ensure that permanent peace was restored not only in the contending communities of Ediba and Usumutong but across the entire council area, stressing that only peace would guarantee even development in the local government area.
The event also featured reading and presentation of copies of the Agreement to invited guests and Heads of Security agencies as witness to the ceremony; peace messages and admonitions from notable members of both communities including the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Mr Freedom Ejom as well as Heads of Security Units in Abi Local Government Area.
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