Niger Delta Avengers deny appointing Soyinka, Kalu to lead talks with FG

Niger Delta Avengers deny appointing Soyinka, Kalu to lead talks with FG

Sunday, August 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Niger Delta militants

Niger Delta militants

Niger Delta Avengers has denied media reports that it has chosen Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State as its representatives in the proposed dialogue with Federal Government.

The militant group which has claimed responsibility for most of the recent attacks on oil facilities which has reduced Nigeria’s production by about 30 per cent said in a statement published on its website also said those parading themselves as its faction are being on derailing the progress of the country.

The militant group which is demanding for a greater share of oil wealth generated by Nigeria for the Niger Delta had earlier supported a negotiation group led by Ijaw elder, Chief Edwin Clark.

The group said it will be ready for the negotiation when the Federal Government is ready.

The militant group said, “The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers is bothered again on the insensitivity to the genuine plight of the Niger Delta agitation by every successive government of Nigeria and the present handlers of the APC government.

“We are amazed that Prof. Wole Soyinka, has been taken on the jugular by enemies of the Niger Delta because of his belief that the government of the day should understand the need to restructuring and listen to the Niger Delta agitation positively.

“ That if, we the NDA have named Prof Wole Soyinka and some incredible names to advise and lead any group is the Lie of The Century!

“They says, when an handshake goes beyond the elbow it has turned to another thing; amazingly, the handwriting are so clear that our noble laureate name is going the infamous way, as he is being named along as an adviser with some unscrupulous characters as Niger Delta Avengers  (NDA) dialogue team with the government of Nigeria.

“Putting the records straight; the name/names parading as factions of the Niger Delta Avengers are just the figment of some persons protecting their jobs and hell bent on derailing the wheel of progress in the history of Nigeria and the Niger Delta agitation”.

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