The Delta State Forum of Ijaw Elders under the auspices of the Izon Council of Elders has rejected the choice of former Information Minister, Chief EDWIN CLARK, to lead the Niger Delta Peace Negotiation team with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta militants.
It also slammed Clark for his silent posture during the administration of the former President GOODLUCK JONATHAN towards the development of the region, saying that the Ijaw leader cannot be trusted.
A statement issued by the Chairman, of the Council of Elders, Chief BARE ETOLOR, on behalf of Ijaw elders, said those fronting as the current peace ambassadors failed to understand that the development of the region was a continuous one.
The group said it was against Clark’s choice because he could not be trusted.
It maintained that military approach would not resolve the renewed hostilities in the region. It therefore called on President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to immediately withdraw his troops, as they would rather escalate the crisis.