A Niger Delta militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has endorsed the candidature of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Mohammadu Buhari as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
MEND in e-mail statement signed by its spokesman, Gbomo Jomo, MEND insisted that Buhari is the right man revamp the failing state of the country.
The Group said the decision to throw the full support of the group behind General Mohammadu Bihari stems from the pathetic state in which the country has been put by the government of Goodluck Jonathan.
“President Jonathan, since assuming his office, has set up countless number of “committees”, none of which their report has 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 highly corrupt person like Goodluck Jonathan to fight corruption when he believes that “stealing is not corruption”, as he shamelessly told the nation? He has proven beyond all reasonable doubt, his inability to tackle corruption or prosecute a single government official in his six (6) years in office.
“MEND finds it laughable the recent statement by Goodluck Jonathan on his governments plan to fight corruption. This statement not only smacks of ignorance to the highest order, but also shows just how stupid he thinks Nigerians are. A president that had six years to tackle the problem but chose to shield corrupt government officials, joined in the looting of our resources 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!”