The leadndi igbo 7ership tussle in the Apex Igbo Socio-cultural Organization, the Ohaneze Ndigbo appears to have been over as the two factions involved have agreed to sheath their swords.
This followed series of meetings held between the factional leaders and Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in Owerri.
Correspondent Chinazo Ilechukwu reports the leadership tussle which lasted for years saw the emergence of Chief Ralph Obioha-led faction.
This faction challenged the continuous existence of Dr. Gary Igariwei-led Executive of Ohaneze Ndigbo and subsequently ran a parallel Executive under a Caretaker Committee.
At the end of a closed door meeting which held in government house Owerri, Chief Ralph Obioha told Newsmen that peace and unity had returned to the body to enable them speak in one voice.
He promised to abide by the agreement reached with Governor Okorocha and the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Igariwei.
Also speaking, the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Dr. Gary Igariwei expressed gratitude to Governor Okorocha for restoring peace to the organization.
He appealed to South East Governors to throw their weight behind the Executive members of Ohaneze to enable them make the desired impact.
The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha who read the resolutions said the tenure of President Igariwei has been extended from nine months to one year from now to pave way for smooth transition to a new Executive.
Governor Okorocha said Chief Ralph Obioha would head a transition committee that would midwife the election of a new executive.