THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, came hard on the Pan-Delta Coastal States Consultative Forum, led by former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, for rejecting the Niger Delta Summit proposed by the Federal Government.
"MEND also condemns in very strong terms the unstable, destructive and immature behavior of the Niger Delta Avengers, which resume hostilities at the slightest lame excuse.
"We believe that the right approach would have been to attend this Summit as a precursor to future intensive interactions and dialogue with government.
"Considering that this government has been open to the subject of dialogue with a people whose majority sold their birth rights for monthly stipends under a fraudulent amnesty program, whose elders, traditional rulers, tribal assemblies, political class, activists and clergy turned a blind eye and kept mute during the six years of plenty and unmitigated corruption and looting, while their own son and daughter were at the helm.
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