At last, MEND accepts Clark’s leadership of dialogue team

The Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Friday accepted that former Federal Commissioner for Information, Edwin Clark, ‎should head the pan Niger Delta group that will dialogue with the Federal Government.

The group, which had earlier rejected Clark, conveyed its readiness to disband its Aaron Team 2, ‎headed by Odein Ajumogobia and work with Clark.

Secretary of Aaron Team 2, Timipa Okponipere, who conveyed MEND’s position to the elder statesman‎ in Warri, however, gave some conditions.

Chief Clark, who commended MEND for accepting the outcome of the meeting of Niger Delta monarchs, leaders and stakeholders, last Friday, in Warri, said that leaders of the region would appraise it’s request.

“But be rest assured that we are together,” he said.

Clark and other leaders, who were with him during the visit of the Aaron Team delegation, denounced the Ijaw leaders, who, Thursday, met with the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, without authorisation from ‎other ethnic nationalities.


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