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MEND denies endorsing Dickson’s second term bid

24 November 2015, 18:17

Yenagoa - The Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) on Tuesday denied reports that it has endorsed the re-election bid of Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, reports The Nation.

The group dissociated itself from a statement endorsing Dickson’s ambition, credited to one Amaibi Horby, who claimed to be its acting chairman.

Also read: MEND is dead in Nigeria - Dokunbo

The group, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, said it was not in support of re-election of Dickson, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December governorship election.

The militant group accused Dickson of paying a group of thugs to use the group’s name  to endorse him.

Read more at The Nation.

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