A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described the reconciliation of the minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as good for the development of the Niger Delta region.
The APC chieftain, who also described the reconciliation as exceptional, commended the two former governors for choosing to mend fences in the interest of their party and the development of the country.
Eze, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt yesterday, lauded the two APC chieftains, Alhaji Nasiru Danu and Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, for the peacemaker role they played in the process.
Insisting that the action was in the best interest of both the Niger Delta region and Nigeria, the APC chieftain stated that the effect of it had started reverberating and causing those with selfish ulterior motives, both within the party and outside serious sleepless nights.
He said: “At the end, both leaders agreed to close ranks and work in unison for the overall interest of the party, their region and the country.
“They promised to put behind them all previous perceived misgivings between them and to give a positive direction to the teeming supporters of the party across the country.
“These two great political giants need no much introduction and sadly their political differences even during their days as governors of their states have always polarised issues that would have been of common interest to the region, which other political leaders from other regions have always capitalised on to deny the region some of its rights in the areas of development and appointments.”
He commended them for this bold step that will checkmate external intruders that don’t have the interest of the region at heart.