A factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Maxi Okwu, on Thursday in Abuja, declared what he described as a “three-week unilateral truce”, during which he would not criticise or condemn the leader of a rival faction, Chief Victor Umeh.
According to him, the decision was to enable the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, set up by him, to work effectively.
Okwu, in a statement, also called on Umeh to exhibit the same spirit and restraint, “and if possible, to also desist from needless litigation.”
He said, “I have taken notice that the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Committee the All Progressives Grand Alliance Leadership set up on Monday June 10, 2013, has swung into action.
“Information reaching me shows the committee, led by Reagan Ufomba, has met with Chief Victor Umeh and they are moving in the right direction. I urge its members to work assiduously along the terms of reference and the three weeks time frame they were given.
“On my part, I have declared a three-week unilateral truce so as not to pre-empt or jeopardise the committee’s work. During this period, I will not criticise or condemn the leadership of our challengers.
“This I do as a gesture of good faith and goodwill believing that the party needs everyone that has a positive role to play and is committed to the ideals, aims and objectives of the party.
“I urge Victor Umeh to exhibit similar restraint and compromise, and if possible, to also desist from needless litigation.”