MEND Dissociate Self From Meeting of Ex-Mend Leaders Organised By Tompolo
The movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has dissociated itself from a purported meeting of former Niger Delta militant groups said to be members and ex-leaders of the organisation.
Government Tompolo had yesterday summoned a meeting of the ex-militants to hold in Bayelsa. The meeting he said was to discuss the government of President Muhammadu Buhari which he described has not achieved anything in his 2 months stay in office.
But, Jomo Gbomo, spokesperson of the militant group which has in the past taken positions different from those taken by the Tompolo group said in a statement Friday that it has nothing to do with the purported meeting.
The statement reads:
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) dissociates itself from the purported meeting of “MEND/Ex-MEND Leaders” scheduled to hold on July 25, 2015 , in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State .
MEND wishes to state categorically that the proposed meeting is merely an assembly of dubious contractors and disgruntled elements, reacting on behalf of oil thieves and corrupt officials of the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
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.
MEND wishes to reiterate our commitment to the Niger Delta struggle which has no relationship with seeking Political appointments, Power or Contracts.
For our Freedom and Yours