Rampaging Niger Delta militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), today, Tuesday, August 23, 2016, announced that it has chosen Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka as one of the members of it dialogue group in the proposed dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Avengers disclosed this on Tuesday through the spokesman for the Dialogue Group, Mr. Ballantyne Agiri, during an interview with New Telegraph.
Speaking further, Agiri who noted that the Avengers had set up dialogue group to engage the Federal Government in meaningful dialogue as part of the initiatives to end the crisis rocking the Niger Delta region, added that the choice of Professor Soyinka was because of his track records as a freedom fighter as well as a credible and detribalised personality.
Before choosing Professor Soyinka, the group’s spokesman stressed that the militant group had been searching for credible persons who are capable of standing for them and present their grievances before the federal government.
According to him, “I was on my own when they invited me to work for them.
“But I told them that one person cannot hold dialogue with the government, that we should look for eminent Nigerians who have the pedigree to do a good job.
“The moment I mentioned Professor Wole Soyinka, they became interested because, according to them, he is somebody who is not from the Niger Delta, but has a credible and detribalised personality.” The statement added.