After three weeks of closure following a leadership tussle, the popular spare parts market near the Effurun roundabout in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State has been reopened.
The market was reopened by the Chairman of Uvwie Local Government, Hon Ramson Onoyake after the warring parties signed the peace treaty and settlement agreements.
A new executive to pilot the affairs of the market was also constituted.
Traders at the market celebrated the reopening and inauguration of the new executive for the next two years.
While reopening the market after 21 days under lock and key, Onoyake admonished the people to be peaceful and law-abiding even as they commence business activities again.
The council boss tasked the traders to follow due process as crisis amount to no good as it dampens economic growth and development.
He urged the new executive to carry everyone along and pursue key into the peace initiative being enjoy in the council area.
Earlier, a member of one of the factions, Mr Ekemezie Emeka apologised to the council chairman for the role he played during the crisis in the market assuring the council chairman of his genuine repentance.
Others who spoke expressed their readiness to partner with Hon Ramson Onoyake in his resolve to promote peaceful coexistence noting that the three weeks of the lockdown of the market has taught them a great lesson.
The newly elected chairman of the tools and motor spare parts market, Mr Nnaemeka Ndulue appreciated Hon Onoyake for his timely intervention in the market and the wisdom he exemplified in forestalling the crisis and returning sanity back.
He described the council boss as a man who understands the pain of the people, especially those whose source of livelihood depends on the market.
It would be recalled the market was sealed three weeks ago on the orders of the Chairman of Uvwie Local Government, Hon Ramson Onoyake, following the attack on the chairman of the market over a recent leadership tussle within the union.