Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has reconciled Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) and members of the State House of Assembly.
The Assembly closed for a month to protest Ndume’s alleged assault of Hon. Bukar Daja-Ali.
Ndume, however, denied the allegation.
Shettima, who was away, in Lagos, when the incident happened, met with the warring parties and also some National Assembly members at the Borno Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
A source said: ”The governor was unhappy that the two could engage in open confrontation, which could ridicule the state.
”Shettima summoned the meeting to resolve the crisis, and find ways to avert a recurrence.”
The governor charged both parties to sheath their swords in the interest of the state.
”Despite that Ndume denied slapping Daja-Ali, the governor insisted on no victor, no vanquished resolution, saying it was time to move forward.
”The parties embraced and decided to forgive and forget. They attributed the crisis to misinformation and communication gap,” the source said.
Another source said the lawmakers agreed to withdraw plans to write a letter of protest to the Senate against Ndume. They also pledged to work together for the larger interest of Borno.