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Buhari will reduce corruption, insurgency says MEND

By Kelvin Ebiri   |   15 January 2015   |   5:43 pm  

THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)  has reaffirmed its support for General Muhammadu Buhari for  emerge as the next Nigerian president because of his capacity to reduce corruption and insurgency in Nigeria.

MEND has also described as empty musings the utterance of some ex-militants, who were incidentally a part of the struggle for the liberation of the Niger Delta, on the issue of its declaration of support for the former head of state, Gen  Buhari.

The group’s spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, in a statement issued Thursday said MEND is aware that there are some bad eggs in its fold and these are people who are ready to eat today and sell their future because of the morsel of porridge they are getting from their benefactors.  He mentioned such people as one Gen. Pastor Reuben Wilson and Gen. Paul Eris, alias Ogunboss who recently went to the media, claiming to be supporting President Goodluck Jonathan on sentimental grounds.

” We are aware that they must have been paid by their Ogas at the top to fight their family and we are not surprised; just that it is worrisome that they have chosen to die for a man who cannot do anything tangible for his state, or his people, or even those of them the freedom fighters who are now carrying his cross and staking their future and name for a cause that will not yield anything. It was even shocking that Gen. Pastor had to go all the way in Uyo to do a campaign for Goodluck who does not deserve any support. Whatever peanuts they are getting today should not be the reason for them to sell their conscience in the name of supporting Goodluck against Buhari”

“No matter what Goodluck must have given them today, it cannot be compared to what the future has in stock for us, with Buhari. So, we have decided to stay on with Buhari because we know that with him, there will be a better Nigeria where corruption and insurgency will be a thing of the past. Our decision to support Buhari is total and final. That is what the likes of Gen Wilson and Gen Ogunboss should know. They can eat from Goodluck’s table for all we care. But they should also watch their back”he said.

Gbomo said those supporting the inept federal government  may not have realised the consequences of their action today, hence, MEND is  giving them seven days to retrace their steps, reject Goodluck and come to where they are supposed to belong. 

“As we get ready to launch Hurricane No Return, we are urging them repent and join the train for change. It will be in their best interest to stop their tirade and advise themselves properly, otherwise they will regret their actions. Our mission is change. It does not matter who will bring the change. If Buhari is the man that can come with the change that Nigerians need, so be it; he has our support. We will continue to support him. You will hear from us on this matter again, soon” he said.



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