The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has distanced itself from the meeting of former leaders and ex-commanders of the militant organisation called by one of its founding members, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo.
Tompolo in the notice of meeting personally signed by him had called for the......
meeting Friday at Izon House, Yenagoa in what is seen as moves to resuscitate their faction of MEND which left when they embraced the Federal Government Amnesty programme under late President Umaru Yar Adua.
However MEND in a statement by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo said the group dissociates itself from the meeting.
According to him the meeting is an assembly of dubious contractors who are reacting because of the moves by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to probe the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan over allegations of corruption.
Gbomo while reaffirming the support of MEND for the Buhari administration in its decision to probe the Jonathan government added that the probe should include the former First Lady and the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.
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