THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has said that President Goodluck
Jonathan does not deserve a second term in office.
MEND also expressed its support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.),
adding that its decision was based on the pathetic state of the nation’s economy.
A statement signed by the spokesperson of the militant group, Jomo Gbomo, indicated that
President Jonathan had continued to show disregard for those that voted him into power.
It gave instances of how the President refused to declare his assets against the provisions of the Constitution, adding that, Jonathan has set up several committees since assuming office without implementing any of the committee’s report.
“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, upon careful consideration of the state of the Nation, endorses and fully supports the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive
Congress, General Mohammadu Buhari.
“Our decision to throw our full support on General Mohammadu Buhari stems from the pathetic
state in which the country has been put by the government of Goodluck Jonathan and our strong believe in General Mohammadu Buhari as the man and change the country needs.
“President Goodluck Jonathan does not deserve a second term in office he has continuously and blatantly disregarded the very people who
voted him into office. “A President that told Nigerian to their faces that he does not ‘give a damn’ when asked to declare his assets.
A requirement that is constitutional on assuming the office of the President. “President Jonathan, since assuming his office, has setup countless number of Committees; none of which their reports has ever been implemented.
From the Nuhu Ribadu report to the KPMG and Fuel Subsidy reports, just to mention a few,” the MEND statement issued on Tuesday read. The militant group described President Jonathan’s statement that his administration was planning to fight corruption as laughable, maintaining that his inability to prosecute any corrupt government official had shown that he was incapable of tackling corruption.
“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.
“We restate our disregard and lack of confidence in President Goodluck Jonathan. Rather than address the perennial issues in the country
responsible for his administration’s failures, he is concentrating government funds in a campaign of misinformation intended to hoodwink Nigerians, who unfortunately for him, are now
wiser and smarter than he is.
“MEND commends General
Mohammad Buhari for his plans, when elected as President, to scrap the so-called ‘Office of the First Lady’. This is obviously an irrelevant, fraudulent and unconstitutional office, whose only purpose is to further plunder the resources of the country.
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