Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reconciled principal actors in the Rivers State House of Assembly crisis that occurred on July 9, 2013.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said the actors, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, Michael Chindah, Evans Bipi, and Kelechi Nworgu agreed to work together as members of one big family under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
During the reconciliation, that took place at Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Wike said the event was a confirmation that the key actors in the crisis were in unity.
He said: “They are the people directly involved in the State House of Assembly crisis and this ceremony is to tell the world that they have reconciled. They are still members of the same family and they are happy with the reconciliation.”
In his remarks, Lloyd said the reconciliation was ordained by God and apologised to Chinda and his other colleagues over his role in the crisis.
He described his action in 2013 as a mistake of the head and not of the heart and thanked the governor for his benevolence.
In his speech, Chindah thanked God for keeping them alive to witness the reconciliation.
He also lauded Wike for his role in ensuring that he remained alive after the incident.
Chindah who observed that Lloyd misunderstood him on the day of the crisis, said he had forgiven him since December, 2013.
He urged parliamentary leaders not to promote issues that would lead to a crisis in their service to humanity.
Also speaking, Bipi described Dr. Lloyd as a man with a large heart and thanked him for coming back to his roots.
On his part, Nworgu said the reconciliation was his greatest achievement in the present administration.
He said that he never regretted his action on the day of the incident as he stood for the freedom of the state.
Nworgu lauded Wike for championing the reconciliation which he noted was for the good of the State.
The State Chairman of the PDP, Amb. Desmond Akawor described the reconciliation as a practical manifestation of forgiveness.
He lauded Wike for always treading the path of a righteous ruler and thanked the various parties to the reconciliation for taking the bold step to forgive one another.