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Clark moves to settle Jonathan, Okah brothers’ rift over N5bn suit



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An Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark has put in motion, machinery to settle the rift between the former President Goodluck Jonathan, and the Okah brothers.
The former militants group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, made this known Sunday, when it stated that it accepted moves to settle the N5 billion lawsuit the Okah brothers, Henry and Charles slammed on Jonathan, out of court
According to a statement from MEND, Chief Clark, is making moves to reconcile the Okah brothers and the former president.
It would be recalled that the Okah brothers sued Jonathan and his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze for allegedly breaching their right to fair hearing after the former president issued a statement alleging that the brothers were after his life.
Jonathan’s statement was in reaction to a statement by a faction of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, naming Jonathan as the man behind the Avengers.
However, MEND said Chief Clark held a meeting in Abuja with the former president and a representative of the Okah brothers with a view to settling the matter amicably.
The group’s spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, in a statement issued on Sunday, disclosed that the meeting was attended by the counsel to the Okah brothers, Timipa Jenkins Okponipere and that the meeting was on an out of court settlement and on efforts to find solutions to the current Niger Delta crisis.
“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,” MEND said.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews….
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