Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri on Thursday referred to as on the management of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) to instantly intervene within the ongoing battle between Governor Samuel Ortom and Governor Bala Mohammed.
Senator Diri acknowledged this when he paid a courtesy go to to his Bauchi State counterpart on the Authorities Home, Bauchi, declaring that the disagreement between the 2 PDP governors was turning into disturbing and shouldn’t be allowed to escalate additional.
He appealed to the 2 PDP governors to sheathe their swords and stop any additional actions and reactions within the curiosity of unity and peace of Nigeria.
“In regards to the raging present subject between two brothers, governors of the identical get together, might I seize this chance to advise and name on each of you who’re members of our nice get together to stop additional actions and reactions on the burning nationwide safety points.
“I need to additionally use this chance to name on our get together to instantly intervene and settle the 2 brothers.
Diri additionally referred to as on the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Discussion board to additionally intervene rapidly with a view to not permitting the battle to escalate.
He described the disagreement by the 2 governors as disturbing, saying that, “it is vitally disturbing to learn on the pages newspapers about two gents who imply so properly for his or her states, who’re doing so properly of their states to have interaction on this battle on the pages of the newspapers and different media retailers.”
Responding, Governor Mohammed stated that there was no disharmony between himself and the Governor Ortom, submitting that each of them have been brave sufficient to talk on a burning nationwide subject.
He assured his customer that he was able to do all the pieces inside his powers to deescalate the problem such that it will not injure their get together and nationwide unity.
Mohammed acknowledged that he believed in a united Nigeria, including that regardless of not being from Benue State, the place he labored in 1982, the late governor Aper Aku took him as his personal son.
“You already know my predicament and antecedents, I consider within the Nigeria unity.
“At a degree, I felt Benue can also be my state as a result of I labored there in 1982 and after I was there, the previous governor made me his personal son; I used to be dinning and consuming in his home.
Whereas saying that he was not doing something to injure his Benue State counterpart, Mohammed declared that the cordial relationship between the Fulani and Tiv was destroyed by suspicion and distrust.
“I used to be simply lamenting that the primordial cordial relationship has been destroyed by suspicion and distrust.
“I used to be not doing something in any option to insult or to trigger damage to my good friend and brother that we’ve labored collectively on the cupboard and now as governors.”
He then recommended Diri “for having the braveness to inform us to stop hearth and cease”.
“My response is solely on this subject, criminalization of my humble self and I do know my brother has a proper of reply and he has achieved that. However let it not take this factor lengthy to a stage the place management shall be demystified.”