Stella Dimoko MEND Seeks Out Of Court Setlement With Jonathan In N5bn libel suit


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Monday, September 05, 2016

MEND Seeks Out Of Court Setlement With Jonathan In N5bn libel suit

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND said it has endorsed mediatory and conciliatory moves by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark to reconcile Henry Okah and his brother Charles with former President Goodluck Jonathan over the threat of the brothers to file a N5 billion libel suit against the ex president.

The Okah’s brothers had slammed a N5 billion lawsuit against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, for allegedly breaching their fundamental right to fair hearing with a press statement issued on August 8.

MEND in a statement, Sunday, by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, explained that the endorsement is coming after Chief Clark held an exploratory meeting regarding amicable and peaceful resolution of the issue with the former President at Abuja.

Giving details of the meeting which was attended by counsel to the Okah brothers, Timipa Jenkins Okponipere, MEND hinted that the meeting dwelt essentially, on an out-of-court settlement with the former President and efforts to find sustainable 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,” the group stated.



  1. I am not understanding. Jonathan said the okah brothers tried assassinating him, they bombed abuja and some people lost their lives.

    Now does that mean that if they lay the issues between them and GEJ to rest, their act of terrorism will all be forgiven and forgotten? Are some lives worth more than others and have they tried to lay issues to rest with the family's of those they killed?

  2. James, Linda Eze let's blame Buhari and the Yorubas who voted for him.

  3. Good, some people will be smiling to the bank soon.

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  4. Good move.
    I'm all in for Peace, and may Peace be achieved.

  5. I'm not understanding this Edwin Clerk

  6. A twist again bt I stil can't imagine while gej shielded the duo when they claimed the responsibility for independence day bombing!


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