The Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum has withdrew the November 1 ultimatum it gave the Federal Government to implement its 16-point agenda.
Clark disclosed this while speaking to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting member of the forum had with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Describing the meeting as excellent, Clark said discussions at the meeting were honest, truthful and forthright.
He said, “No more ultimatum. We agreed on many things. They came with their own address. The ministers all spoke and presented their cases and at the end, the Acting President rounded it up.
“We saw his genuineness and forthrightness. He is a gentleman. We are satisfied. We have agreed to work together and the issue of dialogue must take place.
“The message back home is that we had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Acting President, we discussed our 16-point agenda and government’s 20-point agenda and we are all satisfied. We all agreed that everyone should maintain peace.
Clark said the Niger Delta people were speaking with one voice.
Also speaking, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu said all the contentious issues were resolved.
According to him, “Several issues were discussed issues relating to University at Okerenkeko, issues related to development in Niger Delta generally, issues related to the amnesty program and how well it is working, issues related to NDDC operations in Niger Delta.