A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) on Wednesday said the leaders of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) led by Chief Edwin Clark cannot speak for the region.
The group alleged that PANDEF members were only interested in what they can get from the gov-ernment.
Its spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja, in an electronic statement made available to The AUTHORITY com-mended the federal government for coming out boldly to say they were yet to find sincere leaders from the region to dialogue with.
The statement read: “For once, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate will like to commend the boldness of the federal government to face reality and say the truth. Now this government is coming to terms with our warning that the so-called PANDEF and its leaders are the same crop of people who have used our region, land and people as their exchange currency over the years, thereby deepening our problems and feathering their own nests.
“They do not represent our people or our collective interest, but their personal greed. Like we said before, we have been on the task of identifying, studying and suggesting a new set of sincere, grass-roots leaders, who will be selfless in fighting the course of our people sincerely and diligently. We are almost done compiling this list.”
The group also noted that they have remained silent for some time now because of the sincere appeal by some individuals in the region who have mounted pressure on them but warned that their silent ends with 2016.