FG, Niger Delta elders strike deal
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.