The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has released a statement in response to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s statement that the group and their leaders,Charles and Henry Okah were after his life. Jonathan in a statement released by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, yesterday denied claims of sponsoring the Niger Delta Avengers and also alleged that MEND and it’s leaders were after his life.
Reacting to Jonathan’s claim, MEND released a statement saying Jonathan failed to state whether he was or wasn’t a sponsor of NDA. The group stated that Charles and Henry Okah’s lawyers have been instructed to institute lawsuits againstthe former President. Read the statement below
1. The attention of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been drawn to a statement issued by one Ikechukwu Eze, on behalf of former President Goodluck Jonathan purporting to dissociate the former President from the allegation leveled against him by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) that, the former President was the Grand Patron of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
2. With all due respect, the entire statement was deeply provocative and embarrassingly misconceived as it woefully failed to address the core the issue of whether or not; the former President was indeed, the Grand Patron of the NDA.
3. Rather, the statement employed diversionary Tactics which dwelt extensively on sour grapes! Any follower of events in Nigeria and the Niger Delta who was privileged to read the statement released by Mr. Jonathan would immediately observe that the former President had a score to settle with the Okah brothers as well as with MEND who have since May 30, 2014, stopped attacks on Nigeria’s oil and gas assets; and are currently engaged in dialogue with the Federal Government to find sustainable ways and means of ending the …Read More
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