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.
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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.
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