MEND Denounces Meeting Of “MEND, Ex-MEND Leaders”

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has dissociated itself from a meeting of “MEND/Ex-MEND Leaders” scheduled to hold tomorrow, July 25, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

In a statement, it denounced the meeting as “an assembly of dubious contractors and disgruntled elements,” reacting on behalf of oil thieves and corrupt officials of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) reaffirms our support for President Buhari and his government’s courage to probe the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration, which should also include the office of the Ex-President, the former First Lady and the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme,” it said.

It reiterated its commitment to the Niger Delta struggle which, it stressed, has no relationship with seeking political appointments, power or contracts.