Niger Delta Leaders Withdraw Ultimatum To Government
The group withdrew the ultimatum on Thursday after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.
The meeting was attended by the Ministers of the Environment, Niger Delta Development Affairs, State for Petroleum and the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba.
Also in attendance were Edwin Clark, Alabo Graham-Douglas, Timi Alaibe, Alfred Diette-Spiff and Obong Victor Attah.
Elder statesman and leader of PANDEF, Clark, who addressed State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, described the session as very fruitful and called on the people of the region to respect the rule of law.
“The message is that everyone should maintain peace,” Clark said, adding that the group had seen the commitment of the Federal Government to pursue its development agenda in the region.
“We met with Mr/ Acting President and he was very honest, truthful, forthright and we were very satisfied.”
However, Clark denied an ultimatum was issued to the Federal Government on the vision’s implementation, but added that the parties agreed on several issues relating to the development of the oil rich region.