Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) endorses Buhari’s presidential bid

Niger Delta militia, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), on Tuesday endorsed General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) of the All Progresives Congress (APC), for the upcoming presidential election.

MEND insisted that Buhari is the right man for the job to revamp the failing state of the country.

The group in a statement issued via e-mail which was signed by its spokesman, Gbomo Jomo, said the decision to support Buhari stemmed from the pathetic state of the country “occasioned by the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.”

According to MEND, “President Jonathan, since assuming office, has setup countless number of committees, none of which their reports have ever been implemented. From the Nuhu Ribadu report to the KPMG and Fuel Subsidy reports, just to mention a few.
“How can Nigerians expect a person like Jonathan to fight corruption when he believes that stealing is not corruption, as he told the nation? He has proven beyond all reasonable doubt his inability to tackle corruption or prosecute a single government official in his six years in office.”

“MEND finds it laughable the recent statement by Jonathan on his government’s plan to fight corruption. This statement not only smacks of ignorance of the highest order, but also shows how stupid he thinks Nigerians are. A president that had six years to tackle the problem but chose to shield corrupt government officials and now has the temerity to say his government ‘has a plan’ to fight corruption. This is a big slap in the face of every single Nigerian!

“We restate our disregard and lack of confidence in President Jonathan. Rather than address the perennial issues in the country responsible for his administrations failures, he is concentrating government funds in a campaign of misinformation intended to hoodwink Nigerians who, unfortunately for him, are now wiser and smarter than he is. Jonathan’s actions, utterances and arrogance prove that he is totally disconnected from the situation facing the ordinary Nigerians and completely out of touch with reality.”

The statement further said: “We have strong belief in Buhari as the man and change the country’s needs. President Jonathan does not deserve a second term as the country president as he has continuously disregarded the people who voted him into office. The president told Nigerians to their faces that he does not give a damn when asked to declare his assets, a constitutional requirement on assuming the office of the president.”
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  1. the winning team

  2. Olowojoba Ozaveshe Idowu11 January 2015 at 07:35

    Boko haram would soon adopt GMB of-course as its consensus candidate


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