FG, Niger Delta el­ders strike deal

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Act­ing Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo last night met the Pan-Niger Delta De­vel­op­ment Fo­rum (PANDEF) at the State House in Abuja.

The con­vener of PANDEF, Ed­win Clark, had Mon­day at a press con­fer­ence threat­ened to with­draw from the peace deal with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, if its 16-point de­mands were not met be­fore Novem­ber 1.

Brief­ing State House re­porters af­ter the meet­ing, Clark said it was agreed that his group and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment should work to­gether.

“The meet­ing was ex­cel­lent. We met with Mr. Act­ing Pres­i­dent. He was very forth­right, truth­ful. We were very sat­is­fied. There is no ul­ti­ma­tum. We agreed on many things and we came in with our own ad­dress, pre­sented it; the min­is­ters pre­sented their cases.

“Mr. Act­ing pres­i­dent rounded it off and we saw in him the gen­uine­ness, truth­ful­ness and forthright­ness. He’s a gentle­man and we sup­port him. We are sat­is­fied.”

“We have agreed to work to­gether. MEND is here. MEND was in the meet­ing. Jomo Gbomo does not ex­ist as a hu­man be­ing. That’s a ghost name. MEND was here. Other or­gan­i­sa­tions were here,” he said.

In at­ten­dance were Amayan­abo of Brass, Al­fred Di­ete Spiff; for­mer gov­er­nor of Akwa Ibom, Vic­tor At­tah, among others.

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