Niger Delta Elders Threaten To Withdraw From Peace Talks With FG

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At a press conference presided over by Elder statesman and former federal commissioner, Edwin Clark, the forum suggested a return to the 1960 independence constitution, noting “that anything else will be obnoxious

Niger Delta Elders under the umbrella body of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has threatened to pull out of the peace talks with the Federal Government if it fails to comply with its demand by November 1, 2017.

The forum, the apex umbrella body of elders, leaders, traditional rulers and youths of the Niger Delta said that the Federal Government had refused to implement its 16-point demand almost one year after it was submitted to it.

The leaders also condemned the rejection of devolution of powers by the National Assembly (NASS) during the voting on proposed constitutional amendment last week.

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