MEND Congratulates President Jonathan, General Buhari

MEND Congratulates President Jonathan, General Buhari

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on April 1, 2015
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General Muhammed Buhari speaks at a campaign event in 2011. The elections were marred by post election violence by his supporters in which 800 people were killed

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has commended the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on his victory in the 2015 presidential elections, saying Nigerians made the right choice.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, the group said, “The Nigerian people have spoken and elected General Mohammadu Buhari to be the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” adding, “In doing so, we have not only made the right choice of a new leadership, we have also reaffirmed the strength of our democracy.”

“President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari’s message of hope, freedom and opportunity resonates with our group, as it does with the Nigerian people.

“In these difficult times, with the economic crisis and security challenges, we are confident that under your leadership, Nigeria will once again regain its peace and unity.”

MEND also lauded President Goodluck Jonathan for his outstanding show of statesmanship “in conceding defeat and setting precedence as the first ever incumbent Nigerian President to be defeated and concede defeat, without any interference.”

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