The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta says they will no longer seek legal redress against former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. As they move towards an out of court settlement.
The group says its leaders, Henry and Charles Okah are open to the reconciliatory meeting proposed by Chief Edwin Clark. The meeting aims at putting to rest issues between MEND and the Ex-President.
The brothers sued Jonathan and his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze for breaching their right to fair hearing after the later issued a press release that the Okah brothers were after his life.
The statement by MEND’s spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo reads,
“We are indeed, sufficiently convinced that reconciliation between the Okah brothers, on the one hand and former President Goodluck Jonathan, on the other hand; is in the overall interest of the Niger Delta region. More especially at this critical point when the region and its key actors and stakeholders must speak in unison so as to attract peace and development. We therefore hope and believe that, in a few days’ time, Chief Edwin Clark shall formally summon a meeting of the former President and counsel to the Okah brothers to finalize and lay the issue(s) to rest.”
The Okah brothers sought a five billion naira compensation in the suit against the former President.