The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Sunday said it has agreed to moves by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark to make peace between Henry and Charles Okah and former President Goodluck Jonathan out of court.
The Okah brothers had filed a N5 billion lawsuit against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, for allegedly trampling on their fundamental right to fair hearing.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, MEND said the reconciliation was in the interest of the Niger Delta and the decision was taken after a meeting with the former President.
“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 group stated.