It was a prolonged dispute among Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which on Tuesday agreed to end their differences and work together to actualize the Sovereign States of Biafra with due process.
The dispute was resolved by a Retired and the First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi, who harmoniously unite both groups for the interest of the region and its development.
Amechi told reporters at his Ukpor, Nnewi home that the bad blood between the two groups was unnecessary.
According to Amechi, He said, both groups were fighting for the welfare of Ndigbo.
Amechi said, IPOB Leader, Prince Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should apologize and withdrew his threat to stone Ohanaeze President-General Chief Nnia Nwodo.
He said it was resolved at the meeting that IPOB should be de-proscribed.
The elder statesman urged Southeast governors and lawmakers from the region to work towards lifting the ban.
He said: “I summoned the two bodies to express my displeasure with what I have been reading in the newspapers about Kanu giving orders for the stoning of Chief Nwodo.
“I’m happy that even before this peace meeting, Kanu has retracted the statement.
“We, therefore, appeal to Nwodo to accept the retraction and get it off his mind as IPOB has agreed to work with them.
“The two bodies, realizing that it is the same battle they are fighting (for)…, have agreed to work together for the welfare of Ndigbo.”
Aloy Ejimakor, IPOB’s representative confirmed that Nnamdi Kanu had withdrawn his threat.
He said regional security would not be achievable without the de-proscription of the pro-Biafran body.
Ejimakor said: “IPOB has to participate as the muscle of building the security. There is a synergy between us and the Ohaneze. Nobody is leaving this place with acrimony.
“There’s peace in Igboland. Anybody coming in to take advantage of some leadership crises in Igboland is making a mistake.
“The Igbo are united and love themselves, otherwise, they couldn’t have sustained themselves during the three-year civil war. Whoever is saying anything contrary is sowing a seed of discord.”
Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, Ohanaeze Ndigbo representative, said the body endorsed the communique issued after the meeting.
“Those who thought our fences are fallen will know that the fences are much stronger than they thought,” he concluded.