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MEND denies links with APC, restates support for Buhari
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has come out to once again stand on its initial declaration for Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari, who is representing the APC at the February 14, 2015 presidential election, received the endorsement of MEND on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
MEND had accused President Goodluck Jonathan, who incidentally is from the Niger Delta, of incompetence and not capable of handling the affairs of the country.
In a recent statement, MEND said, “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta views the recent question and statement credited to the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, as very callous and irresponsible.
“The question: ‘Explain your connections with MEND’, further confirms and vindicates our views about Goodluck Jonathan, his inept government and the PDP.
“MEND strongly denies any link with the All Progressives Congress and has never been approached for anything, at any point in time, by the party, as pettily alleged by Olisa Metuh.
“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta stands strongly by our endorsement and full support of General Muhammadu Buhari as the man to lead the country out of its present calamitous state in the hands of Goodluck Jonathan.
“MEND finds it laughable the recent statement by Mr Eric Omare, the Publicity Secretary of a mere tribal assembly and political praise singers, known as the Ijaw Youth Council, stating that ‘MEND is a ghost’. We clearly understand their frustration at our stance as it obviously came as a shock to them.
“Nigerians should ask this man (Eric Omare) if he was referring to ‘ghosts’ when he lauded MEND for declaring a temporary ceasefire six months ago.”
Metuh had on hearing the views of MEND, accused the APC of links with MEND.
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