Saturday, 24 September 2016

Clark, others rebuff N-Delta summit, warn Buhari not to listen to Amaechi

THE rejection of the Federal Government –sponsored two –day Niger Delta Summit initially planned to hold Monday and Tuesday by the Pan –Niger Delta Coastal States Consultative Forum, led by former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark and pointed disagreement over the one-sided concept , forced government to suddenly postpone the talks, Friday night.
This came as Chief Edwin Clark warned President Muhammadu Buhari not listen to the Minister of Transport, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, saying that “Amaechi is one of the problems of the Niger Delta, he is seeing himself as next to the President’ and that the people of Niger Delta were ready to work with President Muhammadu Buhari, but he should not listen to people like Amaechi and others that were allegedly confusing him and telling him untruths about the region.
Secretary of the Planning Committee of the Summit, Mr. Donald Wokoma, in a statement, announcing the postponement, gave no reason for the suspension, but Vanguard learned that government got intelligence that the summit would be largely boycotted by the mainstream Niger –Delta leaders and ex-agitators, supposed to the main target.