The long walk for an amicable end to the crisis in Evwreni Kingdom, took the Evwreni Crisis Resolution and Peace Committee, led by a foremost business mogul, politician and an Indigene of the town, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor to the Government House, Asaba to seek an audience with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, where they appealed for the setting up of a Judicial Panel of Enquiry to look into the remote and immediate causes of the crisis.
Conveners of the meeting which held at the community town hall and a good number of those who spoke were emphatic on the fact that for over two years now, peace had eluded the Evwreni community with no thanks to few sundry issues that pushed brothers to take up arms against one another.
The Ovie of the kingdom, Oghenekevwe Kumane Eruvwedede III, in his emotion-laden speech at the weekend meeting in Evwreni, expressed optimism that the state government would act accordingly, saying that no king would be happy to be ruling a kingdom that is embroiled in crisis.
Stressing that the way forward is to forgive one another, the Monarch regretted the crisis and disclosed that some committees have been raised to reactivate the Olorogun O’tega Emerhor led committee and to meet with aggrieved subjects to appeal to them to embrace peace and unity.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Hon Samuel Mariere, said the Olorogun O’tega Emerhor led committee had been working tirelessly to achieve return of permanent peace to Evwreni kingdom, saying that there was the need to step up further efforts towards the timely realization of the set goal.
Hon Mariere disclosed that the meeting was conveyed to open up more discussions on issues of common destiny and the need to end the over two years crisis that had retarded development and harmonious coexistence amongst the people.
The former Lawmaker stated that he never supported the crisis or ever bought arms for anyone, saying that his continued intervention was to ensure peace, respect for rule of law and constituted authority in Evwreni, even as he passionately appealed to aggrieved individuals to forgive one another and embrace peace.
The Special Adviser to the Governor stressed the need for all warring groups to drop their arms and allow the police to take charge of the security of the town, saying that the community cannot afford further deaths and destruction of properties.
The Secretary of the Evwreni Vigilante outfit, Mr Hitlar commended the coming together of the people to seek ways forward and assured that his group was ready to lay down their arms and urged the law enforcement agencies to also ensure that the other faction to the crisis do same.
Others who spoke acknowledged the fact that every true son and daughter of Evwreni would have been tired of the crisis and appealed to all to allow peace to reign in the community.
They prayed to God to take over the affairs of the kingdom as they acknowledged His supremacy over all things, stressing that the desired peace in Evwreni was near.