Politics MEND After My Life - Goodluck Jonathan Cries Out

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Nigeria's former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has raised an alarm that a militant group, MEND, is planning to assassinate him.

Jonathan was reacting to a recent report that he's the sponsor of the Niger Delta Avengers, in a statement released on Sunday by his media office.

“Since it is not in our place to speak for all those named in the obvious fabrication, we are only intervening to the extent that its hidden intent poses a violent threat to the life of former President Goodluck Jonathan, a committed patriot," the statement said.

“We are seized by the feeling of déjà vu occasioned by the resurrection of one dim character masquerading as Cynthia Whyte, who had in the past served as the spokesperson for a notorious group that had all along shown its hand to be going after the life of former President Jonathan.”

The statement alleged that Cynthia Whyte is spokesman for MEND, "a violent and murderous underground group led by one Henry Okah, which has not hidden its intention to destroy the former President?”

Jonathan added that the bombing that took place on October 1, 2010 at the Eagle Square, Abuja, showed that the group was violent.

“We have no doubt in our mind that MEND, as a group contracted to go after Jonathan with the mind of assassinating him, has yet to abandon this criminal and ignominious craving. It is in this light that we view the purported statement issued by Cynthia Whyte as not only a sadistic continuation of this sick desire, but also a futile attempt to instigate the Federal Government to needlessly go after the former President.

“Those who have been following the unsavoury developments in some parts of the country since the last general election would have noticed that MEND, its paymasters and other unscrupulous elements in the South-South region have been striving fruitlessly to exploit the ensuing confusion by surreptitiously working for the fulfilment of its yet-to-be declared political agenda.


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