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MEND is dead in Nigeria - Dokunbo

12 January 2015, 13:43

Abuja-  The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Asari-Dokubo, has declared that the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) is an organisation that is no longer existent as far as the representation for people’s emancipation in the region is concerned.

Asari Dokubo stated that, Gbomo Jomo, who always signed statements on behalf of MEND, was unknown in the Niger Delta region.

Also read: MEND backs Buhari for Presidency

“Our people say birds of a same feather flock together; it is not strange that this organisation is endorsing Buhari. First, I have always maintained that there is nothing like MEND. When I was in prison, the organisation I lead, NDPVF, the NDPSF and other organisations came together to stop the arrest and they formed a faceless organisation, some people, including Henry Okah, were sent to me in Kuje prison, to get a name and my opinion on what they were going to do, I accepted though majority of members of NDPV resisted it."

"I told them that we should be faceless and so they formed MEND. General Taminu was supposed to be the head, but it does not exist, Alaibe was supposed to be secretary, it does not exist. Gbomo Jomo, which is not a name known to any nationality in the Niger Delta, does not exist,” he added.

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